Liberal use of pronouns ‘We’ and ‘Us’ in office kitchen after United v Liverpool game
Cape Town - Manchester United’s 2-1 triumph over Liverpool on Saturday afternoon
saw allegiances sworn and battle lines drawn in a local marketing company’s
kitchen on Monday morning with Jayson Friedricks - resplendent in his
tight-fitting 2012/13 replica jersey - telling Dhanesh Govender, ‘I told y’all
we would beat you ous’ and Govender retorting, ‘We were robbed’.
Ethol Davis, a 60-year old
admin manager, played her part in resolving some of the confusion amongst
bystanders when she asked if this was a soccer game they perhaps played in this
weekend. The notably irritated pair retorted in unison that it was ‘EPL’,
‘English Premier League’, but didn’t go so far as to explain how the pronoun
‘We’ was applicable.
Leicester supporting Sales
Rep Don Buckley was told to ‘Vy from here’ because his receding hairline is
longer than the time he has been supporting Leicester, after he attempted to
add to the banter by telling Govender, ‘Wa-la-la you ous got it’.
No strangers to assuming
fictional places within the organisational set-ups of professional soccer
outfits based in foreign countries, Govender and Friedricks have talked from
the perspectives of managers and strikers, defenders and club owners,
occasionally even stadium groundskeepers.
In a notable recent
occasion the company’s compliance manager thought she was hot on the trail of some
Gupta funded corruption during the EPL transfer window after hearing Govender
tell Friedricks, ‘We need to buy that guy. Nobody will stop us then’.
By late afternoon, the
narrative was such that one would have sworn it was Friedricks himself who scored
the match winning brace for Man United while also being instrumental in keeping
out all of the Reds’ shots on goal.
Office wagers are that
by Friday drinks he will be taking credit for things such as crowd
attendance and possibly even the weather.
More to come.
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