Office manager Lucy White of Norwich has revealed that the use of little smiley faces in work documents has helped her overcome potential depression.
38-year-old Lucy said that she felt her clever use of emoticons brought sunshine and laughter in to her life and brightened the days of others in the office too. ‘Sometimes it all gets a bit too much for me, since Dave walked out, I have been finding it hard to cope. But I still have my smilies to cheer me up on a Monday morning. When I feel the dark clouds starting to gather I know that a :- ( is just an upside down :- )
Colleagues were less than convinced with one confiding ‘She’s really annoying with all that crap. I mean look at this memo she just sent. Little sad faces used slightly sarcastically when informing us that the coffee machine was broken and excessive use of smiley faces when saying that there would be cake in the boardroom for the receptionist’s birthday. Frankly, we all have problems, we deal with them and just bloody get on with it. She’s getting right on my ( . )( . )’s and I know that Cheryl in accounts said that she was starting to get up her \|/ too.’