September 9, 2005

WHAT VENEER?:

Girls, it's a jungle out there (Miranda Devine, September 11, 2005, The Sun-Herald)

A bitchy email exchange between secretaries from law firm Allens Arthur Robinson captivated the city last week. Katrina Nugent's complaint that someone had stolen her lunch from an office fridge degenerated into a cyber catfight with Melinda Bird that spread around the internet faster than a Chernobyl joke. Widespread mirth turned to outrage when the women were sacked for their notoriety.

But the reason for the email's irresistible popular appeal was that it peeled back the veneer of civility on female relationships.


Posted by Orrin Judd at September 9, 2005 11:43 PM
Comments

The exchange: http://www.gooduse.co.nz/thegoodnessarchives/000318.html.

Brevity is the soul of wit, and they got down to brass tacks right away.

Posted by: pj at September 10, 2005 9:21 AM

Ever tracked the rivalry between the U.S. and Canadian women's hockey teams? Now that is a thin veneer.

Posted by: Peter B at September 10, 2005 12:37 PM

That's a catfight? Those two wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes against the co-worked I used to spar with.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at September 11, 2005 3:39 PM
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