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Silliness ensues...

I may have mentioned Bitter!Guy before - a guy from my office who is, by turns, sarcastic, bitter and funny. Also, kinda scary smart. There is nothing about him that reminds me of a certain snarky scientist I adore, not at all. *whistles*

Anyway. Our co-worker, Chic!Chick, has been talking about her trip to Vegas this weekend for over a months now. She's young, gorgeous and sweet, but very "OMG, must! lose! 3 lbs!" and has been working out religiously and doing dance boot camps for weeks to get in shape for her trip. Bitter!guy and I have teased her now and again about her trip, but he has been truly evil the last 2 weeks, bringing in candy and making bowls of popcorn every afternoon with the intent of tormenting her.

It came to a head last night after she left work. He and I were chatting about the fact she was not going to be in on Friday and he said he wanted to cover her desk with candy, but he didn't have enough. he did, however, still have a few bags of popcorn.

This is what we did.


Sometimes? I take a walk on a Dark Side. Just call me chaotic neutral.


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May. 16th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
-.03% Body Fat...
- suggest leaving a dime on Chic!Chick's desk with the accompanying note "It's windy in Nevada; keep this in your pocket so you won't blow away"...
May. 16th, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
I gotta say, both this and the event described in the post strike me as unnecessarily mean.
May. 16th, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
Well, I've worked with her for over a year now and I wouldn't have done it if I thought that she would really be hurt or offended. I like to think that I have enough common sense to know where the line is and to be sensitive to when people can't take a joke.

That being said - clearly, your mileage may vary. I respect the fact that you are entitled to your opinion, and this is a public post, so you are welcome to leave it here. Thanks for being honest.
May. 16th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
I figured that you probably have some idea of where lines are with this person. I wasn't trying to do something obnoxious; I just call it like I see it. Your mileage may vary, of course.
May. 16th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
No, I'm glad you said what you did. I read an LJ post recently about how we are all bigoted/racist/judgmental in ways that we are not even aware of because of influences we experienced in our formative years and that if someone points out to us that we have said something hurtful or inappropriate to not dismiss it out of hand and assume that the other person is being a tight ass, but to rather consider that perhaps we've transgressed a boundary.

It doesn't necessarily mean that we may change, but we should at least become more aware and mindful of others, and that is always a Good Thing (tm).
May. 16th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
That's an interesting way to look at it, and one that I want to adopt!
May. 16th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
This post hit triggers for me. Last week at work, a group of people brought in "treats" at lunch time, all of which were made with peanuts or peanut butter, to which I am allergic, and all members of the staff are aware.

I was told, "Oh, you can't have ANY of these, because you're allergic to peanuts," and "You shouldn't eat any desserts anyway because you're fat and diabetic."

Now. Your prank doesn't go NEAR the depths that my co-worker's intentional cruelty and rudeness did, but, it still had some uncomfortable echoes for me. Like foxipher, mileage will vary.

At least popcorn isn't awful on the scale of snacks to have when dieting! And your coworker seemed to take it well.
May. 16th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
"You shouldn't eat any desserts anyway because you're fat and diabetic."

What. Even. Is? I'll have a double chocolate fudge brownie Sunday with butterscotch sauce, Fuck You Very much.

So, yeah, there is a line here, and your co-workers are really shits to A) bring something with peanuts when you are allergic - there was nothing else they could have made, hmm? and B) to say something like that. Wow.

It really is situational, and it really depends on actually knowing the person you are 'pranking', and what kind of relationship you have with them. And what kind of person you are, really.

God knows, I would never (deliberately with cruel or malicious intent) tease anyone about their weight. I mean, you've met me, who the hell am I to say anything to anyone?

The discussion resulting from this post has been food for thought. It's always good to have people outside myself reflect things I've said back to me and offer feedback about things that I might not have considered.
May. 17th, 2012 03:11 am (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
"The discussion resulting from this post has been food for thought. It's always good to have people outside myself reflect things I've said back to me and offer feedback about things that I might not have considered."

And this is why you make an awesome friend. You AREN'T cruel, and you stop and think and listen. Thank you.
May. 17th, 2012 06:15 am (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
What Judi said.
May. 16th, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
Wow. Classy cow-orkers. :( My little office has been cool; I asked the people I share the room with not to eat peanutty things in the room, especially when it's warm like this, and they are so far being awesome.

Are peanuts your only allergy? I'd love to make something and bring it to OVFF for you.
May. 17th, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
Yeah, peanuts are my "big" allergy. All my other triggers (asperatame, sulfates) are just migraine triggers.
May. 16th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
Was there supposed to be sound with that vid?
May. 16th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Re: -.03% Body Fat...
Nope, just image.
May. 16th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
You guys are BAD! :-)
May. 16th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
Stinkers. Hee!
May. 16th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
HEE! That is awesome.
May. 16th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)

And because we know where my brain lives (on Atlantis, Natch!) I find myself thinking of escalating pranks between the boys... cuz that is totally the kind of thing that Sheppard would do.
May. 16th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
Would like to, now that enough feathers have flown, to actually see Chic!Chick & assess the situation m'self.

ps. Marilyn Monroe was a size 14.
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