I don’t understand the point of asking someone at work their age. You can literally Google that information and (most likely) find public record info that includes age without outing yourself as a nosy or insecure busybody at work.
But yeah, most odd/rude/inappropriate comments, in and out of the workplace, absolutely stem from insecurity. Like the appearance-minded executive director? I’ve heard him make “jokes” about others’ appearances, it’s not just me. I’ve also heard him talk about whatever diet he’s on at the moment on several occasions. I’d put money on his jokes about appearance being deeply rooted in whatever it is he feels about his own appearance. The person commenting on food and eating habits probably has a bad relationship with food. The person asking about age has hang-ups about their age and aging. I know I’ve been guilty before of projecting my own shit onto others here and there.
If I had a dime for every time I heard a woman call her food “unhealthy” because it wasn’t a salad or something nutrient dense and she hadn’t unpacked the diet culture she grew up around, I’d be rich.
- This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Copa.