Unfiltered Story #183638

, | Unfiltered | January 21, 2020

A few years ago, I had a coworker with problems regarding boundaries and privacy. One day, another coworker brought an open bag, mostly stuff for her daughter. I don’t remember the reason why she needed to bring it but the first coworker dived into the bag to examine the contents, asking what and why.

Amongst other things, it contained a Furby. As it was unknown to her, she inquired and got an explanation. Of course she wanted to play and obligingly, it was turned on. The electronic animal started crying almost immediately and the nosey coworker had to give it back. The owner had quite some trouble to silence it.

No, it was not professional but it was easier – much easier – just to give in than coping with the nagging and whining sure to follow a refusal. I still chuckle though at the thought that even an electronic animal objected to her. For those wondering, the colleague was well in her fifties.