Despite the drama, cooperation is easy to come by today. Just let others have their say, even if it becomes a long soliloquy, and then ask them to do what you want. The tyke's ramblings will be precious, but try not to laugh.
Office politics are so vicious because the stakes are so small -- so don't get involved! If you can rise above the fray or sink beneath notice, you are the only one who comes out looking good.
Hold back the impulse to swoon at the sight of the Krispy Kremes in the office today. Everyone already knows about your low-sugar, macrobiotic diet and doesn't need a demonstration of your willpower.
Before that big meeting or hot date, it's tempting to try a dramatic new look. However, you're most appealing when you're being yourself. Turn up the volume in a subtle way and save the experimentation for later. You can be whacky when the time is right.