In Neapolitan, some office workers might be called a patana, or potato. But generally, what most of them end up looking like is fritti. Fritti can consist of foods like calamari, croquettes and zucchini flowers. What the common denominator between all of these foods is remains the fact that each one is essentially beige, plump and presented like they got plopped down on the plate to relish in their coma before being consumed.
This, too, is how a large percentage of office workers can be described in both aesthetic and personality. And maybe they didn’t start out that way. Perhaps, like fritti, they were once bright and unformed–open to far more possibilities than just being shoved into an oven for a purpose they never consented to.