As usual we end with a tale of far-fetched woe from the depths of the tabloids. This month an employee for a bar in China was told to resign after responding to a request from her boss for documents in a work group chat with the okay thumb and finger emoji.

Anyone who is a part of such group chats will have their own view on the okay emoji. For some it is a quick and easy way to acknowledge receipt of a message. To others though, it is lazy and almost rude to do the bare minimum of acknowledgment. Clearly this employer was the latter!