Yet another post for the “questionable conversations in the workplace” file. I have a coworker who has made it his mission to be on my ass about “never smiling”. Like, everytime he passes by my desk / I pass by his: “HEY LAURA. SMILE, YOU SHOULD SMILE. WHAT’S WRONG ARE YOU SAD” etc etc
(I’m at my desk, mid-email)
Him: Hey. Smiiiiiiiiiiillllle, would ya?
Me: Excuse me?
Him: SMILE!! You’re always so stern and somber looking.
Me: I’m writing an email; am I supposed to be beaming? Laughing?
Him: What’s wrong, c’mon
Me: Nothing, I promise
Him: *suspicious look*
Me: Do you sit at your desk always smiling?
Him: Are you lonely? Is that the problem?
Him: Since Kelsey left? (my only coworker)
Me: Well yeah, but I manage. There’s a lot of work to keep me occupied.
Him: Well, I hope to see you looking happier then.*knocks on desk, walks off*