Greatly inspired from Alconja's puzzle - An overheard gang meeting, a double agent, and a murder, though the answer is completely different to it...
I was going to work when I heard some raised voices the other side of a wall. I stopped to listen...
[The conversation had just started when I began listening]
Workman 4: What if the bosses hear us?
Leader: You worry too much! They’re flat out...
Workman 4: Okaayy, no need to make me feel small…
Workman 3: You are small!
Leader: Stop being big-headed! Who’s up for a race to the bar?
Workman 7: Only if I have a head start
Leader: You're supposed to be lion-hearted! No, we’ve all kept our heads, we’re all the same when it comes to that. We race together.
Workman 3: I’m seriously going to flip soon
Workman 6: You’ll need a helping hand
[They raced off. By the time I’d caught up the conversation had moved on a bit]
Workman 6: ...has really dropped recently
Workman 3: [muttering] Not the only thing that’s dropped…
Workman 5: Please! You know I hate that joke about me
Leader: How about some stories? We all have a tale to tell...
Workman 7: I have a real tail!
Workman 4: I played a game with someone
Workman 8: Who won?
Workman 5: Hmm? What about me? Sorry I wasn't listening...
Workman 3: You’re such an idiot
Workman 5: You are too!
Workman 2: No, I am!
[The conversation was interrupted when a helicopter flew noisily overhead]
Workman 5: You can’t call me an idiot, when you are so disfigured you don’t even look like most of us!
Workman 3: I’m not the only one! And it’s not my fault
Leader: Alright guys, keep your heads!
Workman 3: Stop pretending at being the peacemaker, you’re an impure old imbecile
Leader: ‘Hey! I’m not impure, I've just received more colours than you!
Workman 5: It’s your fault! I’m tired of being bottom, I want to be leader!
Workman 6: I’m second in command here, you’re worth practically nothing!
Leader: No! I’m more than all of you put together! I lead!
Workman 8: I already wear one crown! I should lead!
[From here a fight broke out and I hastily ran from the scene]
I was going to report them to their bosses but realised I had no idea about who the workmen were. I'd need to work that out first...
Who were the workmen?
Who are the bosses?
Who was the leader?
It would help if you worked out who each individual 'workman' was as well...