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Unbelievable! Becky said “yeah, maybe” and definitely didn’t mean “absolutely fucking not”

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A Newcastle woman has broken new ground today after showing signs of a genuine interest in the opinions of others.

Becky Parkinson, 31, was holding a meeting with a selection of her colleagues when one of them suggested a new approach to an idea of hers. Astounding the room, she responded “yeah, maybe” without a hint of sarcasm or passive aggression.

 “Normally she just sighs deeply or rolls her eyes as if we can’t all see her,” said Adam Richardson, 28, who has worked with Becky on a number of projects. “This time was different. We made actual eye contact and, for a brief second, I felt a human connection behind the cold glare.”

 “Becky isn’t normally one for taking on board other people’s ideas, so this was a big and exciting step for everyone” said fellow colleague Emily Barrister, 33. “Usually it feels like she just wants to have us in the room to force someone to listen, I try and treat each meeting more like a podcast, or a spoken word night.”  

Speaking of the events, Becky had no recollection of the interaction. “It’s my way or the high way in most situations, but I do try my best to make sure everyone feels included and able to share ideas, of course” Becky explained.

“Oh, that? Yeah, it ain’t happening.”

Jodie Irvine

Jodie is a writer and improviser who also works in telly. She has the stature of a child and loves having it pointed out to her by people she doesn't know very well. Jodie was voted "funniest girl in the year" in 2010 and has been riding that high ever since.