We had a new colleague who started work on Wednesday and she came to me on Friday to ask me this –
“Hey Michelle, how old do you think I look?”
OH MY GOD. I froze at my desk and tried to look busy while I formulated an answer….
I said – “oh you definitely looked younger than you are, whatever your age is.” And then I smiled broadly, maybe a little too broadly.
And then there were silence from the both of us.
Why would she ask me that? Obviously she was fishing for compliments but I just .. could … not .. lie to myself.
After she left my desk, I giggled to myself. Weirdo.