Category: Coworkers


Needs To Give Them The Skinny On Healthy Bodies

| Paris, France | Bad Behavior, Coworkers, Food & Drink, Health & Body

(There has been a lot of changes at my office lately. I’m helping coworkers: we’re putting files into cardboard boxes, and then we move these boxes into a room. I’m a skinny 36-year-old female. Coworker #1 is a male in his early fifties. We’re tired and Coworker #2 arrives with croissants for everyone.)

Coworker #2: “Let’s have a break!”

(I’m very hungry so I grab a chocolate croissant and I start eating. Coworker #1 frowns.)

Coworker #1: “[My Name], you’re going to put on weight if you eat this!”

Me: “Uh… I’m skinny!”

Coworker #1: “No, you’re not skinny!”

Me: “Well, what’s wrong with eating?”

(I’m hoping that Coworker #3 is not going to enter the room now, as she’s a gorgeous plus-size 20-year-old girl who’s very nice with me and doesn’t do diets. I don’t want her to hear such stupid fat-shaming stuff!)

Coworker #1: “It’s easy to put on weight, you know! Be careful!”

Me: “I’m old enough to know what I’m eating, thank you very much!”

(Coworker #3 and I had another croissant together one hour later. It was delicious!)


Monday’s Badge

| The Netherlands | Coworkers, Ignoring & Inattentive

(In my company, everyone has to wear an ID badge visibly, either on a neck strap or on a belt clip. My colleague and I have just started for the day when our manager walks past our office and greets us. About half a minute later he comes back, looking a bit distressed.)

Manager: “Hey, guys, have you seen my badge? I must have just lost it. Did you see it drop here?”

(My colleague and I look at each other, not wanting to sound like a smart-a**.)

Colleague: “Uhm… I think you are still wearing it.”

(My manager feels around his neck and finds that the strap is still there; the badge having moved to his back when he took off his jacket.)

Manager: *grabs his badge off his back and walks back to his office, grumbling* “Monday…”


Not Acting Gent(lemanly)

| London, England, UK | Coworkers, Ignoring & Inattentive

(Our store has two staff WCs, one marked for men and one for women, I’m the only girl on shift and I go into the right one to find a male colleague is using it.)

Me: *hastily closing the door* “Lock the door, man!”

(I go downstairs, since he’s taking a long time and my break is up, after a while my colleague comes down.)

Colleague: “Why the h*** did you go in the gents?”

Me: *deadpan* “You weren’t in the gents.”

Colleague: “What?”

(I’m heading up the stairs at this point, he overtakes me, opens the door to the ladies toilet and sees the seat is up, seeing his face, I go to the corner of the stairs and start laughing.)

Supervisor: “What’s up, [My Name]?”

Me: “He didn’t believe me and he’s just proven me right.”

(Sad thing is, this is the second time I’ve endured this.)