I began the long walk to the toilet. If you see someone coming that maybe you don’t want to talk to, sociopath that you are, you COULD take a detour through the other side of the wall. That’s exactly what one of these people did when they saw me coming. I knew this because while you COULD take a detour, there’s nothing in either path to waylay someone long enough to make a difference. So I see her coming and see her take the detour. Instead of walking down my end of the hall, I backed up and took the other way. And there she was. I smiled and said hello, but she kept her fucking head down.
This one was a treat. Got the job I wanted though she had no experience. Who knew what the merit system was/is? She had been a barista at Starbucks. And she was a sniping little thing. Once during a department meeting/team-building exercise, she snapped at co-workers behind their backs where just minutes before she smiled to their faces. That always irritated me. I was a pariah because of my age alone at first, and only later did people have a genuine reason to dislike me.