To those who are asking why Clueless thinks Bro should do things for him...
My theory is it is a combination of Clueless's personality with Bros:
Bro is a Very Easy-Going Guy. A Team Player. His answer to most work-related
requests is "No problem!" If he isn't careful, he can be taken advantage of (but he's getting better!). Enter Clueless...
Based on how Bro has described him, Clueless is not a schemer or manipulator, he is just Lazy. He leaves a void and expects others to fill it. He will do whatever he can get away with - or not do whatever he can get away with not
Example anecdote: Clueless had this cart he was supposed to transfer somewhere and asked Bro to "help" him. They started out pushing it together. Then Bro noticed that he was doing most if not all of the pushing. He didn't have to say anything, he just stopped pushing and forced Clueless to start pushing again. Clueless let Bro do most of the work as long as Bro was willing to - but when Bro physically called him on it (without calling him on it), Clueless had to pick up the slack he had created and actually do his job. This incident with the cart is a pretty good metaphor for how Clueless seems to live his life: he lets other people do his work and pick up his slack, as long as he can get away with it.
To Bro, Clueless is just a gnat that buzzes around work. Bro has enough autonomy that his work isn't affected. I once told him that (based on how he describes his job) he is as close to self-employed as you can hope to get while still getting a paycheck from someone else. So this fluff from Clueless isn't an HR/drama thing and more a head-shaking so-this-amusing-diversion happened at work today situation. Bro is too laid back to care about Clueless' delusions of grandeur. He's dealt with ruder, crazier and more delusional (he used to work third shift
). The way he sees it, at least he has some interesting stories to tell about work.
I told Bro that when he does get stressed or fed up with annoying co-irkers (incompetence ticks him off more than rudeness), he can count down his days to retirement...or Clueless' retirement, whichever comes first.