Coworkers Realize that Shy, Quiet Guy Actually Isn't That Smart

Written by Chrissy Benson

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

image for Coworkers Realize that Shy, Quiet Guy Actually Isn't That Smart
Matt Wilson's coworkers have adjusted their expectations having learned that, despite his awkwardness, he's not very smart.

"His social skills aren't the greatest, but he's super smart" was the reputation data analyst Matt Wilson had around his office - until his coworkers eventually caught on that shy, quiet Matt actually wasn't actually very smart at all.

"Yeah, he coasted on that awkward genius rep for a long time," said Matt's supervisor, Chip Parker.

And how, exactly, did Matt develop that rep?

According to Chip, it happened gradually, almost without anyone's noticing. As he explained it, Matt was so lacking in etiquette and social graces, that his office colleagues subconsciously assumed that he must be especially gifted in other areas, like intelligence.

"I guess you could say we were giving him the benefit of the doubt," said Chip. "But, over time, we realized that the reason his clothes stink wasn't that he'd been working on some brilliant experiment in his garage and didn't have time to do laundry. He's just not a very hygienic guy. Or very smart."

Chip emphasized, however, that neither he nor the others in the office are holding Matt's underwhelming aptitudes against him.

"We just didn't know," said Chip. "Now that we do, we can adjust our expectations accordingly. Reasonable expectations are what successful work relationships are all about."

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

Do you dream of being a comedy news writer? Click here to be a writer!

Spoof news topics



Mailing List

Get Spoof News in your email inbox!

Go to top
readers are online right now!
Globey, The Spoof's mascot

We use cookies to give you the best experience, this includes cookies from third party websites and advertisers.

Continue ? Find out more