VincentGuerin Posted March 25 Share Posted March 25 (edited) On 16/03/2023 at 06:37, Dons_1988 said: As a parent, I’m totally on board with this. I still don’t care about my work colleagues kids. In fact it’s worse at times because you get railroaded into it via your own child. Colleague - “how’s the wee one?” “Yeah, she’s fine thanks” ”ah, it’s great at that age, I remember when….” Check mate. Easy way out. Next time someone asks, just say 'Dunno, we sold her'. Unlikely to ask again, imo. I worked with a guy in a previous job who hated discussing his personal life with colleagues, quite reasonably. Once he made a comment along the lines of 'She's with her mum this weekend' when asked about his daughter. He'd meant the mum and daughter were away for a weekend trip somewhere together, but the listener took it as they had split up and the mum had custody of the kid at weekends. Gary quickly realised that word had got round the office that he and his missus had split up and there was a custody battle over the kid! He simply never corrected this as it meant nobody ever asked him about his family and it was of no consequence what his colleagues thought. I liked him. Edited March 25 by VincentGuerin 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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