The Cranky PM has become obsessed with the TV show 30 Rock.
She is convinced that Tina Fey is spying on her and translating her dysfunctional software life into the sexier setting of televised sketch comedy — especially the parts where Fey’s alter-ego, Liz Lemon, coordinates and cajoles a bunch of crazy nerds, egocentric stars, and micromanaging executives into producing a worthy product each week.
The similarities don’t end there. Both the CPM and LL are known for always having food stuck in their hair, for being unskilled in the way of high heeled shoes, and for having a sporadic-at-best relationship with makeup. Even their jean-centric workday wardrobes* and “I’m so smart” glasses are essentially the same.
Granted, the resemblance between the CPM and Tiny Fey would be even stronger if the Cranky Product Manager were funny, beautiful, famous, funny, rich, funny, and had access to a Star Trek-style pushup bra.
…OK, maybe there’s not much of a resemblance after all.
* But unlike LL, you won’t catch the Cranky Product Manager wearing low-cut tops in the office. What did you think? That she was one of those Marketing Bimbos who are always trying to bed the CEO?