The force is strong with your cubicle neighbour.
Unless you’re living under a rock, you would have noticed the epic barrage of promotional material for Star Wars: The Force Awakens everywhere around you. In fact, the subliminal advertising is so effective, you just have to turn to your cubicle neighbour to meet Chewbacca in the flesh.
Yoda: The wise one
His decades of experience have awarded him bottomless reservoirs of patience and wisdom, making him your trusty mentor whom you turn to whenever you face difficulties at work. Pardon his convoluted pattern of speech, though.
Luke Skywalker: The whiny, sulking one
Deciding on lunch takes forever. Working OT together is doubly painful. Talking about relationships means repeating your advice over and over. Why? Because of this one colleague who whines incessantly about everything and anything.
Anakin Skywalker: The emo, brooding one
You don’t have to look too far to find Emo. He’s the one with side-swept bangs, crazy-intense glares, a library of angsty tunes, perhaps a rebellious streak, and most certainly daddy issues. Try not to rile up this colleague, because as Yoda once told the Chosen One, “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”
Princess Leia: The strong-willed, ballsy one
Her ability to kick serious ass with the grace of a princess makes her a natural-born leader loved by everyone … well, except the boss. But it doesn’t matter whether you’re her boss or the greatest villain in the universe; mess with her team, and she will strike back.
Jar Jar Binks: The blur-like-sotong, klutzy one
Every time you think this co-worker couldn’t possibly mess things up even more, it’s just a matter of seconds before he proves you wrong. Like, what part of “Do not delete this document from my thumbdrive” does he not get? But, despite all his stumbling, bumbling goofball antics, he’s one of your best buddies at work because (1) he’s got a heart of gold and (2) he never fails to crack you up.
C-3P0: The pragmatic, kill-joy one
Yes, yes, we get that it’s important to err on the side of caution, but surely it would be acceptable to prank your boss on April Fools’ Day, no? Not according to this worrywart of a co-worker, who has a predilection for taking the road most travelled. Having said that, it’s good to have him on your team for when you need someone to help keep your expectations in check.
R2-D2: The lovable one
This colleague of yours is so irrepressibly adorable, it’s impossible to stay mad at him for long! Good thing he’s as competent as he is cute, what with his amazing ability to come up with useful solutions to save the day.
Chewbacca: The fiercely loyal one
Never mind that he doesn’t talk very much; beyond a shadow of a doubt, you know this sweet colleague of yours will have your back, no matter what.
Padme Amidala: The “fashionable” one
She’s great with people. She’s also great at shocking people with her eclectic sense of style. Every day, she struts into the office with a different hairdo and an haute couture number that, really, should belong in the Museum of Unwearables.
Han Solo: The best one
He’s witty, he’s charming, he’s laidback, he’s rebellious, he’s a risk-taker, and he’s totally your office crush. Swoon.
Darth Vader: The scary-AF one
You hear your boss before you even see him. His intimidating presence alone strikes icy cold fear into the hearts of everyone else within a 20-cubicle radius of him. Get in his way, and you will suffer his wrath. May the force be with you, man.