This is a blog about what people SAY to you. Not having any idea what you have been doing, or not doing, while you have been off. Yes, yes. I have heard that I am a bit, oversensitive, or care too much what other people think or say. Again, I say, this is my blog and this is precisely why I started it. So I can tell you what I think. Or maybe more so I can just journal it.
Here's what NOT to say to someone that has been mysteriously absent for a while (note, you have no idea how long or why): All things written are actual things said
"Hey, been on vacation?" Uh, no. No, no. But it's nice to be away from idiots like you.
"Have you been off this whole time since you don't have enough work to do?" RRRRRRRRRR, youfuckingserious?
"Must be nice to come and go as you please!" OMG, need restraints. Must restrain self. Smiling so big it looks like I'm constipated.
"Every time I walk by your desk I forget you are here! I'm having a hard time getting used to you again." Oh, I'm sorry that I'm interrupting your work day by being here. Because I've worked here longer than you. Sigh.
Here's a list of suggested things to say to someone:
- "Nice to see you!"
- "Welcome back!"
- Seasonally appropriate, "Merry Christmas!"
- "We missed you!" Can be true or not.
- "Want to have lunch and catch up?" Even if you don't go, if it's well intentioned....