365 :: june 17, 2010

22 Jun

june 17, 2010. the recent appearance of sensual hand soap in the staff bathroom at work is more than a little disconcerting. i mean, beathe in and ignite your passions? really? let’s save that one for home, shall we?

i am definitely not washing my hands with that soap at work for more reasons than i just think it’s weird. first off, it’s some seriously pugnacious soap and i find it really disturbing to have smelly hands. secondly, i don’t want to ignite any passions in anybody else.

you see, i have been having a bit of, if not quite trouble, then unyielding and lingering attentiveness from my, uh, admirer. college guy (i’ve dropped the ‘stupid’ – it’s just mean; it is now also ironic because i have learned that he has chosen not to pursue the path of scholarship) shows up like clockwork during my stints on the reference desk (my schedule is more or less the same each week). he chooses the same computer, which is in my direct eyesight; every time i look up, he’s looking back. he comes up to chat (“you must like books” — very original, wise guy), to find out what i’ve been doing (“working, of course”), to ask what time i get off (“the library closes at 9:00”), to make sure just one more time that i don’t want to text him at any hour that would be convenient for me, even if it’s after midnight (“i’m older than you; therefore, i go to bed at 9:30. and also? eew.”), yada, yada, yada.

i really hate to be mean. i realize that my frequently sarcastic nature may not shiningly convey that fact, but it’s true. i don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings; however, i feel like my personal sanity and comfort while at work is worth more than continuing to be (however innocently) harassed by somebody i’m really not interested in. at all.

so, in conclusion: i’m not washing my hands with sensual soap. the end.


2 Responses to “365 :: june 17, 2010”

  1. rikki June 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    that makes me laugh megan. i’ve had my share of unwanted creepy admirers…and the nice card never plays well. just drags it on and on. sometimes being mean puts an end to it…but then there’s the guilt that hangs around for a while. you could always start hanging up photos of your faux boyfriend and maybe he’ll get the hint. sounds like “college guy” probably won’t though. *snicker*

    • Megan June 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

      it is *kinda* funny. trust me, i know that being nice doesn’t pay off and i have actually referred to my ex-boyfriend as not-so-ex for his benefit. nuthin’. as he keeps telling me, “i just want to be your friend! i don’t want to hurt you.” sure, sure… at this point, i’d rather have guilt for a few days than annoyance everyday.

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