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, , , , , | Working | January 20, 2022

[Coworker] is over-enthusiastic about anything not work-related she can do on work time. Every charity event, every tidy-up, every visitor, every excuse she can be paid not to do her job, she is first in line. All would be fine if she wasn’t so over the top.

This year, the charity event is car washes and cake sales for a children’s charity I already support monthly, so I’m more than happy to be involved. [Coworker], however, is all about spending as much time away from her desk as possible. She has printed flyers and spent most of the day handing them out and pestering people. I have dodged her so far.

A few days later…

Coworker: “Heeey, we had some extra time and cleaned your car.”

Me: “Oh, err, thanks.”

Coworker: “You know, you can donate to the charity for the car wash. The recommended amount is £5.”

Me: “Oh, I already bought a load of cakes, so I’ve donated plenty already. I’m a bit short of cash, to be honest — kids’ birthdays and things.”

Coworker: “Well, yeah, but that was for the cakes. This is for the car wash.”

Me: “Well, actually, I walked to work.”

Coworker: “So?”

Me: “So, I don’t know whose car you washed, but it clearly wasn’t mine.”

She still expected me to pay for her to wash someone else’s car. We found out later that it belonged to a visitor who looked very confused about why his car was suddenly very clean.

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