Please understand that I am not interested in ‘chatting’ with you about your *personal problems* - that’s what therapists are for…
Please don’t offer to bring me coffee in the morning.
Please don’t walk by my office 10x to see if my door is open.
Please don’t send me any personal emails
Please don’t tell me to have a good evening.
Please don’t ask me how I am – it’s truly none of your business, and if I wanted you to know “how I’m doing” I would tell you.
Please don’t tell me you’re ‘thinking’ of me if you notice that I have an appointment on my calendar ~ in case you haven’t noticed, I now mark them private.
Please don’t complain to me about your wife ~ I’m really not interested in your marital relationship – again, that’s what therapists are for.
Please don’t send me any drunk text messages, or really, any text messages EVER!
Please don’t tell me you “care” about me, as I have expressed to you several times, the feelings of “care” are not reciprocal and it just makes my skin crawl, and restricts my breathing.
Please don’t “stop” me when I walk by your office for idle “chit-chat”, there’s a reason why I never look your way.
Please don’t ask me to go to lunch with you. I’ve said no for over a year, I’m not going to suddenly say “yes, I’d love too!”
If I respond to a ‘work’ email – please do not send back a personal response or ask a personal question – I will not respond to either.
Yes, we used to be friends. I used to enjoy your sense of humor and our working relationship….but now you just creep me out and make my skin crawl.
PLEASE STOP IT! LEAVE ME ALONE!