While the office slipped back into it's black uniform after a long August break, the appearance of white flakes on my colleague's shoulders revealed tandruff (a new phrase that I've coined to describe the type of dandruff caused by peeling tans) and the only priority of the day.
Despite the office return to the Milan office in 30 degree heat and dressed in their new fall/winter looks, the air-con has been turned off since the return to the office in a desperate bid to hold onto to those expensive tans. With office temperatures feeling a lot like Ibiza, it has meant my colleague's concentration levels has been wavering, which is just as well, when the collective goal appears to be hanging onto one's tan for as long as possible.
Sadly although we work in fantasy land, it appears our tans don't and in the spirit of reality have been flaking all day, causing scenes of 'tandruff' (flaking tans) all over our 'black is back' fall/winter outfits. Day one in the office, and the stress is mounting...
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