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I have one coworker who just seems inexplicably negative towards me ALL THE TIME unless the topic is something she wants to talk about. She isn’t like this with other people that I know of, of course I never hear most of them talk around her unless it’s to ask about her grandkid. I have no idea what I did to piss her off, maybe I didn’t fake enthusiasm enough every time she makes every team gathering a time to tell anecdotes about her granddaughter. But every interaction with her goes like this:

Me: “I volunteer at the animal shelter.”

Her: “That seems like a stressful environment.”

Me: “It can be, but we try to make it a friendly environment for the animals and people alike. Plus I love fat cats.”


Her: “Well that seems unhealthy.”

Coworker: “Hey, how’s your tattoo coming along?”

Me: “Great, so close to done!”

Her: “Seems like a waste of money if you ask me.”

Her: “Here’s a long anecdote about my granddaughter irrelevant to any topic of conversation.”

Everyone: *nods and smiles* *appropriate awws*

I even spent half a day setting up her new computer, rummaging for special equipment, and teaching her how to use a combination lock, when I could have just as easily piled everything on her desk and told her to figure it out. She just always seems real salty towards me for no reason.


Anyone else have a person who just seems to have unknown reasons for holding contempt for you?

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