I really try to limit how much I talk about the workplace on this blog, but I ain't got a thing to write about today, so I'll gossip about a coworker.
I really like the people I work with. My only complaint would be that they're just so quiet. No one really talks on the phone (to friends, tricks, or relatives)..it's very business like here. Such a foreign concept to me. If I need to make a personal phone call and don't want the surrounding neighbors to hear about my latest prescription refill, I'll usually call from a conference room.
Anyhoo....this morning, coworker A was talking to coworker B about how badly his wife manages her money and how wasteful she is. He really cut into her character and attacked her level of taste. He went into a very detailed description of all of the "crap" gifts she bought for the family this Christmas. I couldn't believe how cruel he was being to her. He even asked coworker B if he's ever heard the phrase "the fool and his money are soon parted?"...well, according to A, that phrase was coined specifically for his wife.
It's really sad that he'd slam his own wife like that in front of all of his coworkers (he has a very loud, booming voice, sits at the far end of our office, but we all heard him). A coworker that sits directly next to me sent me an email asking me if it was ok if he threw the first punch.
I'm really glad that I didn't buy him that fruitcake for Christmas, afterall.