I have been at my current job for a little over four years now. During that time, my office of 5-6 people has gone through 3 office coordinators. Don’t tell anyone, but I think this current one is my favorite.
And not just because she always has candy on her desk. And let’s talk about the candy – it’s always the good stuff – name brand, real chocolate goodness.
I walked by her desk today and her candy dish was overflowing. I made some sort of comment about how it looked good and she said that she was trying to get rid of it (it was leftover Christmas stuff) because she already had the new stuff to put out and that I should take as much as I wanted.
Like I said, she had some good stuff there so I grabbed three pieces – two bite-sized peanut butter cups and one fun-sized crunch bar. The newest coworker (probably not totally up-to-date yet on my whole diabetes thing) laughs and innocently says, “wow”.
At that point, someone else says, “Don’t worry, she has to have them one at a time.”
Oh, really? Do I? I have to?
When people make comments out of ignorance, it really doesn’t bug me too much. But this particular coworker has a diabetic on insulin in her family. She knows better, and she still makes comments. Ugh!
Just a little annoyance in the daily life of a diabetic. Nothing like what Kelly K experienced (please click the link – a must read!), but all too typical!