Thursday, August 01, 2013
Today is my first day back at work, after my two month long break.
My coworkers in my department have treated me with their usual disdain. One even said that she was sad to see me back *insert long pause* because it meant Summer was over. Now, that's one of those moments where you can choose to hear it as an insult, chose to believe that she was joking, or recognize that she's a bitter, petty little jerk, and know that you are better than that...and view her as someone who should be pitied.
I chose the last option on that list.
Later, while walking through OTHER parts of the building, people were nice and happy to see me. Everyone loved my hair. One person yelled, "Hey, cute hair girl!" And everyone (who isn't in my department) keeps asking if I've lost weight.
Our janitor on our floor gasped when she saw me, and then whispered, "You've lost a lot of weight, haven't you?" She then demanded that whatever it is I'm "taking" I have to bring her some. I assured her I wasn't "taking" anything.
It's strange being back here, especially when I know this job won't last for very much longer. It's a shame that my coworkers never could learn to work as a team. I think this program might still be thriving today if they had treated each other with respect, and had dedicated themselves to seeing it succeed, instead of acting like self absorbed children.