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Working With Some People Is A Curse

, , , , , , | Working | November 26, 2020

I’m on a work trip with a coworker. He’s reportedly a good fellow but has a few quirks. I prefer not to be confrontational, especially at the start of a week-long project in which we’ll spend fourteen hours a day together.

While driving, my coworker starts faking an accent from the deepest suburbs of the capital city.

Coworker: “Hey, what the f*** you doing? F***, what?! Stay on your own side, you f***er! What the f*** are you breaking for? Who the f*** gave you a licence? Oi, you’re f****** dead ones!”

The traffic is heavy but none of the other drivers is behaving especially badly, yet he goes on and on with this monologue. I’m not a prude, but the fake, rude accent and the gratuitous vulgarity start grating on my nerves after a while, so I put on my earbuds until we arrive.

Later, as we’re setting up, I realize that the piece of equipment we’re supposed to be working on has been extensively and severely damaged by whoever worked on it before us.

Me: “Oh, God d—”

Coworker: *Brusquely* “[My Name], don’t swear.”

I was speechless.

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