I’ve worked at this company for two years now, and I’ve never had a bad experience with my co-workers. That was until recently, at least. I’ve been hearing whispers in the corridors about me. Apparently, my co-workers are starting to find me annoying and think I’m weird for being ‘obsessed’ with the cold and the frosted windows. I’m actually a bit in shock about it. I just appreciate the beauty of winter and how great the windows look when it’s cold outside.
I’m upset that my co-workers are bad mouthing me about this. I thought that most people would appreciate office decorative window glass. Melbourne seems like it has many people that are pretty apathetic towards these things, and if anyone shows any interest in something that isn’t coffee or football then they’re weird. I wonder if I should just stop talking about it, but I thought people were allowed to talk about what they love and appreciate. People just don’t like it because it’s not considered ‘normal’… whatever that means.
I’m really disheartened. I don’t think I’ll continue to work here if I keep hearing people talking about me. I never really cared what other people thought of me, but I do care about people bad-mouthing winter and office glass tinting. People just need to open their minds and appreciate the little things, but I guess it’s not the cool thing to do.
I’m going to go now. I’m going to go sit next to my favourite window for my lunch break and appreciate how beautiful it is. I’m also going to daydream about getting home and wrapping myself up in a blanket and forgetting all of my problems. That’s the beauty of winter. You can leave everything that’s cold and disappointing outside and protect yourself from the weather and your problems. I won’t let my coworkers get to me. It’s not my fault if they don’t like what I like.