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FLYING FISH & COU COU: ­Hell hath no fury . . .

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

FLYING FISH & COU COU: ­Hell hath no fury . . .

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Concern is being raised about the behaviour of a certain man. From all reports, this individual seems to be on the warpath over a decision  to exclude him from  a certain event.
And it would appear that he is so cut up about his treatment that he intends to use his office to remind those involved in that decision that they made a big mistake messing with him.
Cou Cou understands this man has told the top boss how hurt and insulted he feels about the way the boss’ assistant treated him. And to demonstrate how serious he is, he even told the top boss that his organization would no longer be part of any axis of goodwill.
Those in the know suggest that this mighty man’s decision could lead to real strife, so much so that the top boss  may be forced to shift his assistant to appease this man.
They are also saying that it may also lead to the top boss himself having to grovel before this man, and compromise on issues he may prefer not to, as a way of ensuring this man is seen again as all-powerful and not the weak figure that the assistant has seemingly reduced him to appear to be.
Others, though, are saying that this man’s latest move is more about ego than anything else. They are saying  if this man’s ego could be exported, Barbados would have no foreign exchange concerns.
Likening the situation to a romantic relationship, another observer said: “Look at it this way. This man has really been horned and that is why he is blustering so . . . . .”
As far as this observer is concerned, it’s really a case of “hell hath no fury like a big man scorned”.
Job gets between friends
Unprecedented intrigue and drama have hit an important institution, and the veterans there are shaking their heads in disbelief and asking: “How could it have come  to this?”
At the centre of this case are two men, two women and one job. The two men are big shots in their own right. The first is the boss at the institution and the other is the boss of the place the institution functions in. But the second guy is not the first one’s boss.
Anyway, a job has opened up at the institution and the system being what it is, the long-serving deputy would have been the natural choice. The fact that this deputy is friends with the first boss would have most likely been secondary.
However, the other boss has recommended someone else for the job, and given his position, what he wants matters. Though competent and qualified, the fact that the person recommended is said to be friends with him has raised antennae and created  a real bacchanal scenario.
People are wondering if this will be another case of supersession? Some are saying that the move will create a fracture between these two bosses that not even school ties can help bind back.
The whole situation has apparently led to people in this institution, which deals daily with dramatic issues as part of their remit, baffled as the nature  of the latest happening far outweighs what they are accustomed to.
Hanky-panky in play
Political hanky-panky is now the new popular buzzword at a certain office.
Workers are saying if you can drop your hanky, or can panky, you will get  to hold the keys to this department or even get placed ahead of officers who were there long before you and are even more qualified than you are.
And to top it all off, you also get  to assist the boss in squandering the taxpayers’ money!