The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 14, 1961 · Page 11
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 11

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12 THE OTTAWA HERALD Tuesday, November 14, 1981 Hal Boyle Office Romeos Are Characters EDITOR'S NOTE - Recently Hal Boyle wrote on the office romance problems of bachelors and bachelor girls. Many wrote in to demand, "How about exposing the office married Romeos?" By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) — One of the things that keeps girls on their toes in the average business office today is the married Romeo. He sometimes keeps them on the run, too. No office is without a married Romeo; most have several. But they add more comedy than menace to the Poor Working Girl's life, as generally they are merely would-be wolves who long ago have lost their claws. Office Romeos can be divided into four general types: Pinchers and patters, creepers and leapers. But each one is a character in his own way. Here are some you can find in almost any large office: Winded Wilbur - He asks his secretary to stay late. Then he closes the door and pursues her around the office 12 times, leaping desks like a broken-field runner. Finally he pauses, puffing heavily and says, "Well, I guess that will be all for tonight, Miss Winfield. Please be in on time tomorrow morning. We have a lot more work to catch up on." Cry Baby Bobby — "We're all lonely prisoners in a lonely world. Life is but a jail," he whines, wheedling each girl in turn for a comforting kiss. This little boy blue isn't looking for romance. He just wants a dozen more mothers. Oily Oliver — "Be nice to me, kid," he says, "and I'll see you go places in this firm." This gives the girls a big laugh, as Oliver has been with the firm 25 years and hasn't been able to get any place himself. Treat and Trick Ted—He believes one good turn deserves another. He doesn't mind splurging on a box of chocolates for his secretary at Christmas, so long as she allows him one free pinch for each piece of candy. Ambushing Arnold—He hides in the supply room and pounces at any unwary stenographer who comes tripping in for a packet* of paper clips. The older girls are wise to him. They go to the supply room only when Arnold is out to lunch. Light-fingered Larry — The fatherly type. As his arm gently steals around a girl's waist—pat, pat, pat—he tells her, "Here are some new snapshots of my grandson. Isn't he a fine-looking lad?" Big Shot Bert—The firm's top salesman is as expansive as an accordion. "Baby, go out with me, and you'll travel first class—anything from cavair to champagne," he says, pulling out a wallet that contains two $1 bills and 27 credit cards. Lunar Lew—The full moon does something to him. Then every girl in the place looks like Marilyn Monroe to him. The rest of the time he is as harmless as bunny rabbit. Pleading Paul—"My wife simply doesn't understand me," he weeps, using the oldest line in the book. His real trouble is that every girl in the office does understand him. Leo the Leech—"his wife gives him only $2 a day. Leo's idea of romance is' to sweet-talk any available secretary into taking him out for two martinis and a big lunch. On the way back he gives her a big squeeze—and a large IOU. Bug-eyed Ben — Instead of watching the clock he watches the girls. He doesn't say anything to them—just leers and leers and leers. Every girl secretly thinks he is the biggest creep in the place. Anniversary Abner—The senior vice president feels one of the privileges of seniority is to kiss every girl in the office on his birthday. That's why, on his birthday, there is no one around to take dictation. All the girls stay home. There they are—the clawless married wolves every secretary knows. She also knows another thing: If, just to tease them, she pretended to respond to their antediluvian overtures they'd run for shelter like the frightened mice they are. NEW HOME PLAN BOOKS • LOCAL IXACtUAJLJli, tat A COMPLETE HOME BUILDING SERVICE! 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