I'm 17. Looking at linoleum makes me want to have sex.

Xander ,'First Date'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.  

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


Dana - Mar 28, 2023 12:47:54 pm PDT #21372 of 30000
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Absolutely take advantage of pre-boarding and anything else that will make your life easier.


flea - Mar 28, 2023 12:49:09 pm PDT #21373 of 30000
information libertarian

Hey have I told you all about the Ask A Manager level weirdness going on at my work? My boss (40m, started September) and same-level colleague (30something f, started January) have developed the kind of close relationship at work that leads to things like staff coming to me and remarking “I walked into the break room when they were eating lunch and it felt like I was interrupting a date.” People, the vibes are so weird. Are they actually having an affair? She has a 6 month old so I cannot personally imagine having the energy and honestly I don’t evebcare but the vibes alone are a workplace problem. I’ve thought it through and there’s no place to take this issue safely but I hate it so much.


Trudy Booth - Mar 28, 2023 12:55:27 pm PDT #21374 of 30000
Greece's financial crisis threatens to take down all of Western civilization - a civilization they themselves founded. A rather tragic irony - which is something they also invented. - Jon Stewart

JZ doesn't need a wheelchair.
Thank heaven for that! Mom doesn’t generally either, but it expedites security by giving her an escort and spares her wasting spoons by standing in lines. If you can expedite with PreCheck that’s awesome.


meara - Mar 28, 2023 1:43:00 pm PDT #21375 of 30000

Wow that is awkward, flea! Could someone maybe talk to him, and say something about it (maybe not "it's date like" but like "the closeness is concerning for other staff and their opportunities to work closely with you/advance their career/work on special projects/whatever")? Or talk to her and let her know even if it's totally innocent the vibe is misleading? Not sure but how awkward.


Laga - Mar 28, 2023 2:03:59 pm PDT #21376 of 30000
You should know I'm a big deal in the Resistance.

could it be a "work spouse" situaton where it's not romantic but they're on the same wavelength when it comes to work?


-t - Mar 28, 2023 2:19:57 pm PDT #21377 of 30000
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Oh my, flea. Whether y'all are background characters in a rom com or potential witnesses to a lawsuit or just up to your neck in gossip that sounds really uncomfortable!


flea - Mar 28, 2023 2:29:47 pm PDT #21378 of 30000
information libertarian

I don’t feel safe speaking to either of them, and the people I could speak to to convey the message on (director and HR person) also do not feel safe.

I doubt they’re dating; I think they’ve trauma bonded and are new besties. But even that is a problem because 1) he’s her boss 2) she’s having trouble establishing her authority with her department 3) the vibes and optics are just so bad. I’ve had work besties but I tell you what I never ate off the same plate with them at lunch.


Laura - Mar 28, 2023 2:31:05 pm PDT #21379 of 30000
Our wings are not tired.

Ick, flea. I hope it is just work coziness. I know that the comfort level of co-workers can look like more than it is. I really hope that is the case.


askye - Mar 28, 2023 2:31:19 pm PDT #21380 of 30000
Thrive to spite them

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-t - Mar 28, 2023 2:40:43 pm PDT #21381 of 30000
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Oh, he's her boss and your boss? I totally misread that before. Oh no. I'm really sorry there isn't anyone for you to go to, that's awful.