“That guy is always complaining about the most picayune things,” the construction foreman said.
“Well, someone’s got to focus on the details, even the seemingly trivial ones,” his number two guy said.
“I don’t know, Keith,” the foreman said. “The guy is so down in the tiny little details that he can’t see the forest for the trees.”
“You know, boss,” Keith said, “sometimes missing those seemingly minor details can come back to bite you in the ass.”
“Yeah,” the foreman admitted. “I guess you’re right. Having someone on the job who shines the spotlight on the picayune can be a good thing.”
Written for today’s One-Word Challenge. The word is “picayune.”