Alright, so I didn’t kiss a coworker. But I had you guys excited, didn’t I? Actually, I have a strict policy on dating coworkers. And that policy would be…I don’t date them. I have this policy for a couple reasons. Number one, I don’t like awkward situations. I’m assuming dating a coworker could get pretty awkward. Number two, half of my family works in the same industry as me. I don’t need anymore obstacles at work. Number three, there is no one I would even consider dating at work. So there you have it…OK Chick’s 3 policy rule for no dating at the office. Does that last statement even make sense? You get what I’m saying.
Yesterday at lunch, my lunch partners had a discussion on dating at the office. Of course, this conversation was directed towards me since I’m the only single person at lunch. I’m pretty sure they have given up all hope of me finding someone on my own. I guess they have resorted to pushing coworkers off on me. I let them finish their spill on how great some of our coworkers are before I broke my 3 policy rule to them. They were upset….
Coworker #1- I think you are being silly. You have way too many rules. I don’t know how you expect to meet someone outside of work.
Coworker #2- Well I think Mr. Intern is very good looking, and he always talking to you. I think you should break your policy for him. It’s dumb. You better hope Mr. Right just knocks on your front door; because that’s the only way you will meet him.
Coworker #3- You don’t want Mr. Intern. (Pause as she thinks) I think you should go for Mr. Manager.
Ok. I didn’t even know where to begin with these comments. In the past I have found that it’s better to just smile and nod, then argue. Sister #1 taught me that about ten years ago. So that’s what I did. I smiled and nod. But in my head I was thinking….
Coworker #1- Well I think you are being silly. You haven’t been single in about 38 years. You wouldn’t last one second in singlehood. Not. One. Second.
Coworker #2-Shut up! Mr. Intern is about 7 years younger than me. Is he even 21? Can he buy me beer? I don’t drink beer, but if I wanted a beer could he buy it? Oh and also he talks to me because I give him work not because he’s interested! AND, AND…I think you’re dumb! Go ahead and imagine me sticking out my tongue. Oh and one more thing, my Schawn’s man is very good looking…so Mr. Right just might knock on my door. And…cue sticking out my tongue one more time.
Coworker #3-Thank-you! Someone that’s not completely stupid. Oh, you should have stopped with the first sentence. Isn’t Mr. Manager married with three kids? Oh my mistake, its four kids.
My lunch partners are married and always offer dating advice. Sometimes the advice comes at the most random times. Seriously, we could be talking about the cost of yogurt and one of them will spout off some dating advice to me. I think they are trying to give me advice thinking I won’t notice its advice. But then that makes me sound like I’m a moron. Who knows with these people? However, for now I’ll go with the smile and nod method. It’s gotten Sister #1 far in life.