Just an FYI

by Marinka on September 26, 2012

If a colleague brings in some photos of her kids and offers to show them to you, saying “fine, let’s just get this over with” is frowned upon no matter how much you insist that you did not say those words out loud but must have been just thinking them really hard and if she heard them she probably has some kind of superhuman power.

And then you still have to look at the photos.

 

 

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tracy@sellabitmum
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September 26, 2012 at 7:34 am

You always have such great tips! That’s why I read you.

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Awesome dude September 26, 2012 at 9:30 am

The best way to deal with it is to introduce the colleagues to the concept of “evil eye”.

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Roshni September 27, 2012 at 9:47 am

As awesome as the post was, this comment is even awesomer!! LOL!!!

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Becky
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September 26, 2012 at 9:42 am

First looking at photos, and then come the Girl Scout cookie solicitations.

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Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes September 26, 2012 at 10:31 am

Modern day photo-etiquette…. I’ll never understand it…

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Kat September 26, 2012 at 10:42 am

This is great advice and pretty much what I utter to myself every time I open Instagram.

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Megan September 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

Noted.

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The Flying Chalupa
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September 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm

She is obviously unaware that no one wants to see photos of children unless they are those children’s grandparents. And even then.

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MommyTime
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September 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

My PSA addition: ditto with children’s artwork.

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Loukia September 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I love you. I tend to just ignore everyone I work with so I’m not ever in that situation to begin with!

See also: Loukia is looking for a new job.
See also: Loukia is laid-off, but has 12 months to stay here, get paid her salary, and look for a new job.
See also: The benefits of being a gov’t employee.

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Mexmom September 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Indeed good advice; I wonder if this is also true when they are trying to sell you something.

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Maggie September 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Keep hoping my coworker who insists on showing me her vacation photos will somehow hear me thinking that same thing. Hasn’t worked yet, but perhaps I’m not projecting that thought sufficiently.

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LIl
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September 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I’d never do that… But, if you go to my Facebook page!

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Charlotte September 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Listen, next time? Keep quiet and just draw in some Hitler mustaches when she’s not looking. :)

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the mama bird diaries
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September 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I never show photos of my kids. And I expect others to do the same.

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Olga
Twitter:
September 26, 2012 at 11:57 pm

I have this friend who used to make me sit down and leaf through her gazillion photo albums. The tangible ones!!!!! In the second decade of the 21 century!!!! She probably instilled photophobia in me coz I avoid her like the plague.

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Roshni September 27, 2012 at 9:46 am

Next time, ask her to send you the photos online and then send a reply telling her how wonderful all of them are! She would have no way of knowing that you didn’t even open the album!!

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