Theresa - New Co-Worker of 2 weeks
John - Co-Worker of 2+ years
BG: John and I have a great working friendship. We both have a similar outgoing personality. He knows I'm on a diet/exercise routine for a very important wedding coming up in April. He will often kid me saying hey, going to the gas station need any candy, chips, cake...etc. It's all in good fun because I know he truly means well. End BG.
I was wearing a turquoise dress at work when new Theresa commented how pretty the color was. She then stated she had a dress in a lovely shade of purple that she doesn't wear anymore...would I want it? I said sure! Thank you! Theresa is about 5" taller than me and maybe a size or 2 up. But we all know how clothes are..depends on the fit.
Come into work a few days later and a bag is on my desk. Purple dress. YAY! I open the dress up and quickly realize this dress is 10 full sizes larger than I actually wear. Fighting back tears (I mean who wants to be perceived as 10 sizes larger than they are?) I go to Theresa and thank you for the dress. But it won't work as I'm a size XY and this is an XX. She then proceeds to demand I try it on, the fit will fit you, the cut is different. I stammered and said ok, I'll try it on at home.
I get it home and put this dress on OVER my clothes and had plenty of room. Clearly, not a fit. The next day at work, I tell Theresa I tried on the dress, it doesn't fit as I suspected and I will return it to her. She said ok I'll put it in my donate bin. I then said well, my sister may wear it, I'll see her in a few weeks. Asked her if she wanted payment (it's a very well known name brand dress) she waived me off and said no. I thought that was the end of it.
A few days later, I come into a bag of size XY (again..I'm size XX) clothes. I looked in..confused. I then asked Theresa if these came from her. She brightly said yes! They're for YOU! I said I don't understand...I couldn't wear the dress..these are the same size. She said oh pish..try them on. I said again, thank you but I'm size XY they won't work. Unless I save for my sister...again.
I don't know if she sees the way John and I interact and thinks joking around with me is ok? I don't know her very well as she just started. I'm at a bit at a loss here.