When you spend a significant amount of time in the same place with the same people, ridiculous things are bound to tumble out of someone’s mouth at some point. What makes this even more interesting, is that the Pomegranite office is not just home to us pomegranites (Liz and Sarah), but also to the staff of Agriptrotein, an innovative, award-winning start-up that develops protein sources for the agricultural sector and who happen to do it with maggots.
There are several lines that divide the office: tea drinkers | coffee drinkers, maggot wranglers | online presence magicians, men | women, those who think it’s hilarious that people think I’m the Agriprotein secretary because I’m the first desk you see when you walk in | me.
Here are five quotes from life in our office:
1. Sarah, busy building a website:
What do you call this thing that your tabs are in on the internet?
2. Source remains anonymous for obvious reasons:
Yes, they have a bootleg. Don’t tell my wife, all my jeans are dirty and she hates it when I borrow hers.
3. One of our excited clients:
OK great, where do we start with the website, fonts?
4. In a client workshop:
So it’s going to be maggot biltong, essentially.
5. Liz getting teased for her occasional make-up use:
Going on a date or seeing a client?