I’m becoming both more frustrated at work and zen-like. There are customers who get on my nerves, who want to complain but I now have no problem just ignoring them for days before responding with “sorry for any disappointment caused”. The working portion of the day opened with me answering emails at a rapid pace, I found one type of email common today that was easy to answer so searched them out, within 3 hours I’d hit my daily target and at the end of the day I went near double, I’ll follow this up by doing below target tomorrow so everything balances out.
I didn’t talk to the quirky guy much, the only times we interacted were were the andro guy went on breaks.
There’s this woman at work who is pale, ginger, tats everywhere, stretched earlobes, nose piercings etc. skinny and looks good with all the heaps of makeup she wears, whenever she needs an email checking, she goes to the quirky guy and when she leaves, he always asks “would you?” and point out a flaw with her. I criticised her earlobe disc things but quirky guy revealed he has some small ones and that his gf has big ones along with face piercings. Might have offended him, I then admitted that she was attractive and that “I would”. He then suggested I ask for her number, I simply and quickly responded that we probably didn’t have anything in common. His reply confirmed my thoughts, “she might like guys with long hair” and “she might have a thing for serial killers”. The conversation then turned to serial killers and mass shooters. I brought up the Dunblane massacre, something he was unaware of.
He also suggested I get a metal t-shirt to go with my long hair.
The conversation made me slightly uncomfortable but annoyed more than anything else, why ask me about my opinions of the woman when she always asks HIM for help? I’m clearly repulsive to her in the most literal sense of the word. What was worse though was later in the day a qt came over to me to ask for help (search an email), she walked straight past him and towards me, she was literally standing right next to me when he chose to say “can I help?”, she looked confused, I looked away in disinterest as she walk back around to him. It was at least a difficult query that took several minutes to address, he didn’t seem to have a definite answer for her.
Andro guy went on lunch, this would be the point quirky guy would start talking to me, I don’t know if it’s out of pity or just that he loves to talk and I’m the only one around, possibly a bit of both, I wasn’t in the mood for it so went on lunch myself. Got a pasta under 400 calories again.
My manager still hasn’t responded to my holiday requests.
Quirky guy asked if I’d listened to any more music recently and rec’d Iron Maiden and Motorhead, I told him I hadn’t and that I was no longer interested in trying to get into music. This was a minor lie as I had listened to some Iron Maiden but not because of him.
At the end of the day he said a paki name and asked me who it belonged to in the office. I told to take a look around, the implication being that there are only around 4 paki males who work here and he knows the names of some so can use the process of elimination to figure out who it is. He was confused, I slightly explained, he said that was racist and that I had some weird internal racism thing going on, or something like that. I try to clarify by saying I wouldn’t have said this about any other race, meaning as a paki, I can be racist to other pakis. I’m surprised that he was so surprised, he acted as if he didn’t see race, I initially thought I came across as cool/funny.
I’ve written a lot about the quirky guy but that’s just because that’s the only variation of the working part of my day. I’m bored of him and we are not friends, there is no possibility of this.
At home I played one hunt on Monster Hunter and one level on Rayman Legends. I need to stop trying to search for fulfilment by buying vidya, should trying reading one of the magazines or manga I bought.
Bought some Bica.