Like Covid 19, things are changing amongst the people you casually hate.
The Brexit Boys and the "I have a house in France!" assholes have been trumped.
A three-faced Central European you thought was a friend has been doing a dance of death over you for a few years now. The model beneath explains:
Stage 1: Become close friends, maybe even trusting. Run everyone else in the Company down together. Bags of fun!
Stage 2: Talks about you to all their compatriots.
Stage 3: Says different but equally disparaging things to their little group of Frenchie friends.
Stage 4: Low punches you out of nowhere in front of your Team.
Stage 5: Goes home and inserts a final needle into a small doll which looks a lot like you.