I feel sorry for my coworkers. I think they must be lonely. I can only assume these people are starved for interaction because they are always desperately making (un)clever remarks about anything you happen to be doing. Usually when you have your back strategically turned so as not to encourage chit-chat.
“Hot out there, huh?”
“You’re having cream cheese on your bagel. Cream cheese! Are you having a CHEESY kind of day today?”
“So, my dog had diarrhea this morning…”
And my least favorite: “SMILE!”
This level of communication is just a step above calling out the names of objects you see in a room: TELEPHONE! FAX MACHINE! PAPER SHREDDER!
Also, since my office just happens to be in close proximity to the break room, it’s assumed that I know what the deal is with any food sitting out in there and whether or not it’s okay to eat it. (Also whether the mail has been picked up yet, for reasons I still cannot explain.)
You know the old adage, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all? Well, I say take out the nice part and apply this to making idiotic remarks to your coworkers.
I prefer sullen
and moody coworkers to
happy, upbeat ones.
Have a wonderful weekend.