Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Another awful day at the office yesterday.

Vile colleague took to haranging me about what my plans were for Valentine's day. I had said the day before that I would have to make sure the OH didn't plan anything because we are working away from London that day and we won't be getting the train back until quite late. So yesterday he started asking what we would have been doing. Now, I'm quite a private person. I don't want to discuss the ins and outs of love life across an open-plan office. He could see it was making me uncomfortable but continued with it despite me barely acknowledging and was sniggering about it. The day before, he had glibly said that all women were stupid.

Nobody pulls him up on this though, but I'm sure if the straight males in the office were to questoin a colleague about her personal life and make such overtly sexist comments, they would be in trouble. But of course, allowances are made because of his sexuality.

I'm sick of it, but there isn't really anything I can do.


Miss Forthright said...

You're smarter than him so I would simply outsmart him. If he starts asking too many questions and making you feel awkward then maybe say to him 'you're quite nosey, sren't you really? is that because you've got nothing going on yourself on Valentine's day?'

SandDancer said...

I'm really quite shy though and not very good at doing that sort of thing, especially as it would involve shouting across the office. I know where he is on Valentines Day anyway - we'll both be on a train coming back from Bristol.

I really shouldn't let it upset me so much.