Monday morning 10:08am. Everyone around me is trying to work – some on the phone brokering deals, most clearing e-mails that came in over the weekend, Shaker and Atas are having a discussion about their regional policy and I’m trying to prepare for a conference call at 11:30am. I am distracted, however, thanks to Bubbs’ boss chatting away with Bouncy about his weekend outing to Botanical Gardens & now about the news he read this morning. Good grief. As an associate director, I expect him to work harder in bringing in new clients to replace the ones he lost last year, rather then spend time chit chatting with his staff. So irritating.