I worked with Amber this past Saturday at our volunteer job. She seemed a bit distant. I asked her how was her week, she answered "fine". I asked her where were the price tags for our sorted items, she answered "in back". I got the hint, so I didn't say anything else to her for the rest of our shift. I figured if she felt like chatting like we normally would, she could initiate. During the lunch break, I grabbed a sandwich, my Kindle and sat at a table. Amber sat nearby with a couple other workers. I overhear her say, "You know when you are in a successful relationship after such a short time, there will be people who are doubtful, jealous and envious and will try to tear you down. I stay away from people like that". I did not look up her way nor did I say anything to her. I don't even know if she was referring to me, but I am not vested enough to care.
After the shift was over, all workers are going to their cars and I see Amber standing at the edge of the parking lot. As I pass, I wave, she turns her back. Oh well.
As I mentioned before, we are not friends, just acquaintances who do this volunteer work on Saturdays. It wouldn't be a loss if she just stopped interacting with me altogether. BUT, we are partnered to work together. Would it be rude to ask for another partner? Or, since she has started to act differently toward me, should I just wait until she asks to be partnered with someone else? I think she may do this.