My spouse is such a jerk.
Yeah, all spouses have their jerky moments. If you are a spouse, you have probably had
jerky moments. And aftera fight over the Corn Flakes, it may be tempting to get revenge bytelling all your dirty little secrets to your colleagues. However, you’llprobably make up with your spouse when you go home that sameevening. Your colleagues will be left with the aftertaste of all yourspouse’s shortcomings.3.
I am so hung over.
This may be true. If it’s often true, seek help.However, if you go to the office and share the detritus of your after-hours gluttony, you will be the subject of gossip and conjecture. Andbelieve me – if there’s a major screw-up, it won’t be the real culprit thatgets the hit. Instead, someone will bring up (oh so politically correctlyand with so much concern) your “little problem.”4.
I’m having problems with my bank.
believes it wasthe bank’s fault. The quickest way to decimate your credibility in theoffice is to share your financial woes. I don’t care if you’ve overspent orfallen prey to an overseas bank scheme – you’ll look like a carelessspendthrift.5.
The boss says so-and-so isn’t pulling his weight on the team
. If the bosstold you this, he was indiscreet, and you have to wonder what he’d sayabout you if given the chance. If it’s true that a particular team memberis slacking off, it’s highly probable that your boss told you this inconfidence. It’s cool for a minute to be the kid with all the inside