Uncomfortable Conversations with Co-Workers

So today one of my coworkers asked me if I had met anyone recently? And not in that have you met new people, I know you’re new in town kindof way but in that wink, wink, nudge, nudge have you *met* someone kindof way. Quite frankly, I’m fine with you sharing as much of your personal life as you want to with me, I don’t particularly care. But asking me questions about my personal life at work strikes me as a little odd and hugely inappropriate. It’s like crossing all sorts of boundaries. I don’t mind answering if I just sent a notification to the team that I’m going on vacation, I mean you’ve kinda opened yourself up to questions when you tell people you’re out of the office. But just random questions coming from nowhere does strike me as just being intrusive and bordering on offensive. Ok, maybe not offensive but definitely creates an awkward feel. Oy. Sometimes I just don’t know what to do, I will probably just end up trying to pretend like that conversation never happened. But it’s not like this is the first time we’ve had an awkward interaction. *sigh* The joys of managing work interaction.

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