HOUSTON—Pointing to the group’s radically divergent behaviors and customs, employees at local software firm Pendant Systems confirmed Friday that a strange new culture appears to be forming among their coworkers at the other end of the office. “Somehow, the account management team has forged a society all its own, one that is markedly different from anything we’ve ever seen among the cubicles on this floor,” product development chief Stephen Cheng said of the curious micro-civilization, noting its inhabitants display highly unique work habits and modes of dress. “Within their isolated community, they appear to have developed their own power structure, and they often communicate in a bizarre, shorthand language of inside jokes that no one from outside the group can understand. They’ve even begun to congregate at an establishment down the street where they meet to have drinks and recount stories from the previous week. It’s truly remarkable.” Cheng added that while it is unlikely his own department and members of the offshoot culture will ever learn to coexist in any meaningful way, it has not stopped several of his own people from attempting to mate with their women.
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