petite anglaise

July 28, 2004

bonjour paresse

Filed under: working girl — petiteanglaiseparis @ 4:40 pm

Extract from an article in the guardian about a new French book called Bonjour Paresse – The Art and the Importance of Doing the Least Possible at the Workplace by Corinne Maier, “an anarchic anti-business bible”:

“…employees should shake off their shackles of loyalty and start footling around during office hours…”

I’m not sure what loyalty footling is, but am wondering whether an alternative translation could be “blogging”?

Note to my boss: please do not fire me. I have been a little distracted lately, but I’m not doing anyone any harm and I (nearly) always suspend all blog-related activities when something lands in my in-tray.

1 Comment

  1. It’s an old and fine art, doing as little as possible at work while appearing very busy. When I worked at a travel magazine, one woman managed to write an entire play at work. I used to do something similar in math class in high school, composing sonnets and writing short stories.
    Emily | 07.28.04 – 6:26 pm |

    Comment by Emily — October 8, 2004 @ 8:47 pm

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