So I have a doozy that happened, well, recently.
Some unknown CW took it upon themselves to complain about another CW, Helen, on my behalf. They got it in their head that this person was annoying me and creating a nuisance and reported her to their manager to help me get it resolved (note: we have different department heads, though we technically work in the same office). Without speaking to me about it, I guess her manager had a "talk" with her about what was going on and "resolved" the issue. No one came to talk to me prior to this, so I have no freaking idea what actually transpired. It should also be noted that this entire thing is in somebody's head because I had ZERO issue with what was going on and if someone had asked me about it prior to talking to Helen I would have told them so. Also, if I had a problem with Helen, I would have spoken to her first to try and work it out before involving a manager.
So I get this tearful shaky apology from Helen and I standing their looking completely perplexed because I had no flipping idea why I was getting an apology, let alone what it was for. I mean it was in English, it just didn't compute.
I ask her what the heck she is talking about, she explains the above. I told her it was complete nonsense because if I had a problem, I would have spoken to her directly. She did say she felt much better about it after she talked to me because she believed the same thing, if I had a problem, I would have talked to her before escalating it. Her manager did come talk to me after the unneeded apology to tell me the issue was resolved and I told her their was never an issue to resolve.
The entire thing was just confusing. I still don't know who the non-existant "issue" really belonged to, but it wasn't me.