This place is a hotbed for gossip. In the course of eight hours something can transform from observation to rumour to absolute fact to long-standing truism. It’s amazing to watch.
My boss, Clark, gets off the elevator at the same time as Carlita Paonessa. People see this…
Typhoid Mildred comments on how “tired” Clark and Carlita appear. Perhaps they were up late?
Mary Margaret wonders just how did Carlita her job? And what “strings” did she have to pull to get it?
Assurances from those “in the know” that Clark’s marriage is in trouble.
Rumors that Carlita is carrying Clark’s child and demanding he leave his wife.
Nutless Tom wonders whether or not Carlita has been in a number of “closed door meetings” with Clark.
First use of word “floozy” in reference to Carlita.
A raging debate between Farook from Accounting and Naline over whether Carlita is a “floozy” or a “skank.”
Consensus has been reached: they’ve been “fooling around” for months – maybe years.
Everyone agrees: we’re all victims in this. And just who do they think they’re kidding?
The Goth kid from the mailroom pipes up with, “Huh, I always thought he was gay.”
Clark and Otto seen leaving office together and reportedly “sharing a joke.” People see this…