This is why I like building little layouts. You can spend time on the details. This little corner on the layout in a boxfile is a case in point. I've always thought it worked very well but would be lost in the context of a typical "dream" giant tail-chasing layout.
The elements are simple enough. An Airfix figure from the civilians set is engrossed in the letter he is reading. It's a nicely posed figure and because of this, one seen on many layouts. Used carefully though, he's as good as a whitemetal man costing as much as a bag of plastic people on a second hand stall.
The chair comes from Cooper Craft - part of their grounded van body kit. It's got 5 tiny parts to assemble but is delightfully airy and chair-like. Lent against the wall by someone who had snuck out of the office to enjoy the sunshine, we've all seen something similar in real life.