There’s this woman at work…I’ll explain.
NOTE: I work with people with developmental disabilities, and sometomes people donate clothes to give to the clients at workshop, in case they need a change of clothes. The woman I’m about to describe is the person in charge of collecting said clothing.
Okay, here we go. I will call her “Sara.” Sara spends every day at lunch in someone’s office. Sara has an office of her own, and there is an employee lunch room available, but every day, she wanders into someone’s office, sits on their floor (she rarely uses a chair, even when one is available and offered), and proceeds to start gabbing. It matters not whether the owner of the office is on their lunch break, is on the phone, is trying to get work done, etc. Sara proceeds to talk all about how much she loves George W., or hates democrats in general, or how the gas prices are out of hand, or where she went over the weekend, etc. One day, she actually took a nap on a co-worker’s office floor. I swear, I am not making this up.
A couple months ago, I cleaned out my closet and I brought in two big garbage bags full of old clothes for our clients. I gave these to Sara. Three days later, she was wearing one of my old shirts. I said something to the effect that those were supposed to be for the clients. She said, “Oh, but I just love this shirt!” Fine, I don’t mind. But now, almost every time I see her, she asks when I’m cleaning out my closet again (oh, and I’ve seen her wearing more than just the one shirt). She does this in front of people, which is really annoying. She actually walked up to me one day and wanted to know if she could have my shoes. She did this in front of several people, who had no idea what was going on. I realize that she is probably kidding most of the time, but still…it bugs me to have to hear it non-stop.
I could go on all day. I really wish I could make her go away.