Employee 1: "Are you heading to that happy hour?"
Employee 2: [sheepish] "No..."
Employee 1: [mocking] "Oh I see - you're just leaving work early then?"
Employee 2: [sheepish and defensive] "Well, my roommate's having this dinner party thing for his girlfriend's birthday, and I kinda have to go..."
Employee 1: "A party on a Thursday!? That's kinda weird... Where's it at?"
I found this exchange obnoxious for a number of reasons:
- It was FIVE FORTY FIVE. How is that considered an early time to leave work? Nerds.
- Even if it was "early," a benefit of working at my company is FLEXIBLE schedules, yet people still insist on laying on guilt trips when you come in "late" or leave "early," or work from home, or take a freaking lunch break. Mofos.
- It's called Thirsty Thursday for a reason... Weirdo.
- Why wasn't I invited invited to this happy hour? I'm a lot of fun, dammit.