Just wondering if after you respond if deleting the text would work?
Oh--I want to brag about my new decluttering tool.
My DD is away at college. Lots of the stuff is hers.
So I created a Facebook album that's private to her and me. And I can easily drop pictures into it from my iPod Touch. So I take a picture of something and put it in that album w/ a note, and ask her to just comment "keep / defer / toss."
We'll see if she actually does it now!
I wouldn't worry terribly much about being friendly. Just don't be nasty.
I'd be so tempted to say, "Bob, leave me alone."
Or when he says, "do you want coffee," always answer, "Bob, did you need something specific from me?" Or, "Did you need something work-related from me?" And when he says no, say, "OK, good," and walk off. Go to the bathroom if you need to. Or, if you are at your desk, say, "I need to get back to work. Please don't interrupt." (don't say "please don't interrupt me"--use the "don't interrupt" bcs it's less personal; it makes it be about his actions interrupting, and not about his impact on you)
I'm getting a little concerned about this cat. The broken tooth could be rotting and hurting her/him.
On Ehell, we've talked about certain cultures where it isn't considered polite to say yes the first time. The asker asks at least three times, the receiver says no twice, then agrees. if you don't want it, you have to say no at least three times. (We have also talked about how exceedingly annoying this is to those of us who were serious the first time. :-) ) It may be that your co-worker thinks you are just being polite in refusing the first couple of offers. Even if he isn't, you can pretend he is. "Colleague, you may think that I'm being polite by turning down your offers, and that you have to ask a couple of times. You don't need to do that. If I want coffee, I'll say yes the first time."
Did you "like" her boarding comment?
haha! I didn't but I should!
I was tempted to say something, anything...but then I realized that anything I say would come off snarky. And I do have to deal with her in the future, so I can't be rude! lol
Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!
We're such bad influences