Barbara entered the office to see Alice sitting alone deep in thought rather than joining the others at the coffee urn.
“You seem rather aloof today,” Barbara commented casually.
“And what is that supposed to mean?” Alice snapped. “Do you think I am abrasive or something? Well I am not on of those stupid beauty products you and Tina are always going on about.”
“Aloof, not a loofah,” Barbara tried to explain.
“I don’t care how you pronounce it. I can’t be bothered by such frivolous things like the rest of you silly women.”