The Thick of It is a show that demonstrates how farcical British politics is and, to be honest, British politics have gotten even worse since the show finished.
Terri Coverley is a Civil Servant and is the Director of Communications at the fictional Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship. She is very proud and one could say she has delusions of grandeur. She often thinks she is better at her job and more liked than she actually is. While she’s certainly not the meanest person in the office, she does belittle her secretary and treats her poorly.
I love Terri’s attitude to everything that goes on in the office. It might be because she’s often oblivious to what’s actually happening, or she really is that useless, but she sticks to her guns when she says she wont do something and she really is quite blasé about the whole thing.
While I wouldn’t say Terri is an inspiration when it comes to work, I do like how she does her best to only do what is in her job description and gets very annoyed if she has to work late. I think knowing what’s inside your remit and not getting a load of things piled on top of you is admirable. Especially as Terri does it when anyone asks her, she knows what she’s supposed to do and will do it though whether it’s to the best of her ability is debatable.
Never seen the show but through your description I know the character
Thank you 🙂 that means a lot.
Great choice – I loved that show. I wonder if they could make it now though – real life politics seems just as absurd!
I don’t think they’d manage it, things now are even more corrupt/unbelievable!