I can be a dick too.

Our department boss came back from his vacation and went into the offices to wish everybody a happy new year. After he had done that in our office and I had wished him one as well, he asked, “How’s it going?”

I replied, “Well, I guess it’s going.”

He: “Yeah, I know, you guys are under a lot of pressure.”

I looked around. My office co-workers Sven, Gaby and Hans had gone for a breakfast 15 minutes ago.

I made an all encompassing gesture and looked at him. “We?”