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Nebraska Jones

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Proud of my Short Response to Inquiring Worker
« on: May 05, 2011, 09:24:01 PM »
I ran to the Post Office today near work and the guy just kept asking me questions I was no comfortable with.

Guy: So are you just starting your lunch break?
Me: No.
Guy: Where do you work?  Must be close to here.
Me: Yeah.
Guy: (scrutinizing my credit card name and info.) I don't need to see your ID since you work right here. Where was that?
Me: Around... Thanks.  (quickly walk out)

Nothing major, but still made me feel better that I didn't cave giving him the name of my company or open anything up for discussion.

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Re: Proud of my Short Response to Inquiring Worker
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 09:31:17 PM »
Smart, very smart.

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Re: Proud of my Short Response to Inquiring Worker
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 11:21:24 PM »
No kidding. I learned never to tell a guy where you work unless you'd welcome a visit from him.

I was out skiing and doubled up on a chair lift with this guy. He was quite chatty, as many people are, asking me about my life, and so on. Then I skiied down and ended up on the chair lift with him again (coincidence? I don't think so. But the ski hill doesn't like people riding solo when it's busy and prefers that solo skiers double up). He seemed nice enough, though a little too interested. He asked where I worked, and I told him.  (I know, dumb).

So a week or so later, I wasn't working and a co-worker called me to let me know that "Alan from Ski Hill" had come in asking about me. She said she told him I was off and she didn't know when I was working next. (Good answer, CW!) I then had this nagging worry in the back of my mind for the next few weeks, wondering if he was going to return and if he did, what was I going to say? He never did though. Thankfully I think he was just hopeful rather than creepy. But never again did I share my work location with a stranger.

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Re: Proud of my Short Response to Inquiring Worker
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 04:11:27 PM »
I agree that you did the right thing.  Too many personal questions to ask someone who is obviously running an errand.