At the end of work today, a woman with purple hair asked if I’d seen her email regarding covering her shifts since she has final university exams next month. I replied “no” and then clarified that I’d seen it but I am not interested in covering her shifts. I was packing away my stuff, she continued talking, asked why I wouldn’t do it, said that she’d cover some of my shifts “possibly in June”, I didn’t reply and assume she walked away at some point. I feel as if agreeing to her request would be doing her a favour and I don’t believe I should do a favour for someone if the first time they speak to me it’s to ask for that favour. Admittedly she never had a reason to speak to me before this but still she should have known it was insulting to request something from a stranger. I was shocked when she responded with “Why?” though, she made it sound as if it was normal to cover colleagues shifts in every instance. Ultimately I felt more confused than empowered.
The other event of the day was when I noticed an individual whose gender identity I couldn’t determine, heading towards the bathroom. I changed my course and followed them, they went into the womens bathroom. This individual is short, skinny, long hair and has a goth style, I think she has breasts. It’s her skin, looks like she has beard shadow. Anyway, it doesn’t matter, she can be however she wants to be, just noting it confuses me. The walls of the office are glass so I’m hoping I didn’t prick anyones attention when I followed her.
Ate cereal, a 400 calorie chicken salad sandwich and then when I got home I had chicken pasta, a cheese pastie and some easter egg.