Sometimes it is awkward when you work with people of the opposite sex that are semi-vague and you don’t really know what to say to them. They SEEM to be trying to vaguely hit on you, and you aren’t interested in them, but you don’t know how to steer the conversation a different direction – and wouldn’t it be presumptuous just to say “hey, listen, just in case you’re interested in me, I’m not so….stop saying vaguely flattering things to me. Okay? Thanks.”
There is this boy that works in my building that keeps saying strange things to me like:
“why do you keep sending someone else from your floor here instead of bringing things yourself? I don’t like it when other people come by.”
Or as he’s entering things in the system and makes mistakes he says:
“I guess I just get nervous and flustered when you’re around.”
And then sends me messages over gchat that say:
“pretend this is not a ploy to get your attention”
um….er…..okay. I’ll pretend. If you pretend to stop saying these things and just be my co-worker! Deal?