Someone please tell me that there is more of an available dating pool than the workplace.
I have to hope so, because dating in the workplace can often be disastrous . Working with someone you've recently become romantically involved with can cause a whole host of problems especially when the relationship ends and you and your ex-partner hate the sight of one another yet are continually forced to see one another in the halls.
Believe me, I've seen those things go sour. One such coupling of two young students resulted in a sexual harassment claim from the dumper against the dumpee. It was ugly folks. Very ugly!
I personally can't imagine working with hubby. I think the reason I love him so much is because we don't work together.
Anyone who says "I could spend every waking hour with my partner" flat out lies. Even the most insanely in love couple needs their time apart. I mean c'mon lets be real here.
So, I arrived at work this morning at the same time as Mike and Maggie two students who were previously unknown to one another prior to working here. We all boarded the elevator together. Seconds in to the ride Mike handed something to Maggie then continued to stand a mere millimeters from her face .
Wow, I thought Mike really doesn't have any respect for Maggie’s personal space. He must be making her feel really uncomfortable.
Then I heard it. Lips smacking together.
Did they just kiss? I’m thinking. Or am I still sleeping and having one of those dreams where you think you've gotten up and are at work (and then freak when you realize you're still in bed in your pjs).
Then they did it again. Eeew...get a room, Uhh hello,yeah hi. Hi Worker Mommy standing right here.
I was a bit surprised at their boldness. I would think they would want to keep their new romance quiet and perhaps not publicize it in front of HR...but they are of course entitled to do whatever they wish.
Of course I'm not opposed to kissing and I’m not a complete grinch. If this is what they want then I wish them well.
But damn, all I could think of was here we go again - another couple that met on the job and are both going to wind up in my office later when the shit goes awry