Yet Another New Job.
Me:..so yeah if you just cut the sprouts in half and fry them face-down without boiling the flavour is totally different.
New Blonde Colleague: Actually that sounds really good. I might try that. Maybe with a bit of garlic. And I'd probably use single cream...
New Blonde Colleague is no substitute for the original Blonde Colleague who has tiresomely decided to give birth and is no longer available for my amusement but she has become an immediate and close friend which is a bit odd for me.
Me: Sounds good. If I were to make it again I'd add some mushrooms...
NBC: Ooh yeah...
Me: Use pancetta though...
New Blonde Colleague is rake thin and eats like a horse and adores food, as do I. Also listening is New Thug Colleague, who is a skinhead, over-weight, plays bass in a punk band and is a massive Newcastle United fan. He has been surrounded by a predominately female working environment for some time and has been struggling with it.
New Thug Colleague: You know what Tired?
NTC: When I heard you were joining us I couldn't wait to have another bloke here.
NTC: I hope we get one some day.
Me: Bite me.
It seems to be going well.