Yes. Tomorrow is Friday and the work day is already almost over (I leave at 6).
Why am I annoyed? Because a coworker just made this inane comment to me, “I was telling ____ I like your dress. It’d be perfect to turn into a nice big quilt.“
So I gave this look:
…and quickly walked away.
Inside I was thinking this:
But to remain professional, I did not say that out loud.
Note: the dress is a classic madras dress that I got almost 10 years ago from J.Crew. A classic size 6 that drapes really well and is perfect in our humid RVA weather.:
[thank you Dragonfly]
A “big quilt” hmm? Who says that to another woman!? Especially a younger woman who is not your friend and you don’t even have a working relationship with her. Plus, madras does not really make me think of quilts, either (although Google tells me they are big with children who shop at Pottery Barn). I don’t think my dress, if turned into a quilt, could cover you, let alone any size of a bed!
Here is how that snide, you-must-be-post-menopausal-and-decided-to-no-longer-care-about-your-professional-appearance-unlike-me comment made me feel.
12 thoughts on “TGIT: Thank God It’s Thursday”
Ahhh people are ridiculous!!!!
What a weird-o…Some people have no social skills, or style!
Glad I am not alone in wondering where social skills/style went! These women honestly wear what look like yoga pants (elastic waistband) and “graphic/dressy” t-shirts while I wear suits and dresses.
My Mom is older than these women – she will be 69 in September – and she has never dressed for any job as casually as these women do!
Agreed! Ridiculous and offensive. Stupidly so.
ugh. that's just not right – why didn't she respect the “inside voice” thing herself. was she trying to be clever? witty? it was obviously neither. i'm so sorry that happened. 🙁
Your coworker must have never been taught “if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all”. That's just rude! I also love madras and think it doesn't look like a quilt at all!
It is okay. Sometimes a rant-y post and hearing positive feedback – from others like you! – makes me feel better so much faster! Thank you for that.
I agree – still scratching my head on the quilt comment. I wish people at work were not competitive. I think it has to do with the age difference, my education, and honestly… my youth and energy. I am sure it boils down to those things as there is no other reason for it!
Um….do you work in a high school, and when you say “co-worker”, are you meaning to say “”high-school students”? What the F-ing F!?!? Out of the blue? That is one insecure chick who needs to do something like that. Sometimes you forget that these people exist. Madras is a classic American summer staple. She clearly does not know this. F her.
I myself love madras and I'm sure it look beautiful on you. She can go and F herself!
(that was inappropriate and unladylike, I apologize for my outburst)
haha I wish you lived closer! Clearly you think like me. This comment cheered me up immensely. Thank you for your humor.
HAHA! Thank you so much for your comment. So funny how many of y'all posted “F her!” Made me feel better and know I wasn't overreacting when I felt so offended.