Friday, October 2, 2009

Eavesdropping

While waiting for the elevator after work last night, I overheard a conversation:

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:
  1. It was FIVE FORTY FIVE. How is that considered an early time to leave work? Nerds.
  2. 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.
  3. It's called Thirsty Thursday for a reason... Weirdo.
  4. Why wasn't I invited invited to this happy hour? I'm a lot of fun, dammit.

4 comments:

The Singlutionary said...

Guilt trips and nosy questions are my favorite part about work as well. I've gotten to be pretty good at replying to these kinds of things witha non-answer. Or coming up with something that will be found acceptable to the questioner.

Having "some kind of stomach problem" seems to work all the time as everyone knows that is slang for barfing or farting or both.

FictionGroupie said...

lol, sounds like you wouldn't want to hang out with them anyway, so to heck with them not inviting you.

LuLu and Moxley's Mom said...

This almost makes me want to go back to work! Almost. I used to love listening in on inane elevator conversation. There was a married couple who used to come in and out of the building together and TONGUE kiss when they said goodbye. They fascinated me.

RenRexx said...

i dont think you'd like to go to that happy hour.... considering they're mofos...... :)

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