affairs of the heart

December 15, 2016 2:52am CST
I think there are an abundance of affairs occurring in my place of work. I suppose this isn't surprising given that nearly five hundred souls work here. I do seem oblivious to them though, and it's only when people point them out that I notice all the little details. Take my own department. We have a young man who seems - for reasons I truly am unable to fathom - to be a bit of a stud. The young women in the department are falling over themselves to become the latest notch on his bedpost. As far as I can ascertain he does have a partner too. Right now he's seeing the beautiful young foreigner from eastern Europe. She has a partner and a small child. It wasn't until a friend gossiped to me about them that I began to notice all the little signs. The breakfasts in the canteen, the ten minute disappearances to who knows where, to do who knows what, and the constant lifts home which they try to be sneaky about but is really quite obvious. Of course, this is none of my business. Whatever floats their goat, eh? I'm not even friends with either of them {although she spoke more to me this morning than she ever has done}. But it just seems weird to me that people want to indulge in a bit on the side with someone they work with. Maybe it's because Father had an affair with a woman at work and ran away with her. But what happens when the affair ends? You still have to work with that person. You may have to socialise with that person and their partner. I just don't understand it, possibly because I don't think I could ever do such a thing. Still, I shouldn't really judge, or comment. So bad of me.
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@LadyDuck (182711)
• Switzerland
15 Dec 16
I think I have nothing to say here. I met my husband in the office where I worked, he was one of the partner, we married one year after we met... 45 years ago.
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15 Dec 16
But if you were both single that's different. :)
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@Julie555 (2549)
16 Dec 16
True love happens anywhere
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@LadyDuck (182711)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 16
@Poppylicious Oh yes, of course, my father would have killed me if I had dated someone already married.
• United States
15 Dec 16
It's hard not to put your two cents in on something like this though. I don't think I could engage in a relationship, either an affair or not, with a co-worker. I'd be afraid of work hostility after the relationship ended, or busybodies gossiping.
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15 Dec 16
It's a natural way to meet someone, I suppose. But yes, affair or not, if it goes wrong it would be hard.
• United States
16 Dec 16
@Poppylicious Yes I agree it's a natural way to meet someone, but maybe not the smartest way.
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16 Dec 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Lolz, probably not smart, no!
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@Julie555 (2549)
15 Dec 16
Happens
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15 Dec 16
Indeed. Always has, always will.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
15 Dec 16
That is one of the reasons why office affairs are not encouraged. You see that person every day which can be awful when the affair ends.
15 Dec 16
And awful for colleagues too, not only if it ends, but if it succeeds.
• United States
16 Dec 16
that's horrible that those 2 'r playin' pattycake 'n both're'n other relationship, one with a wee young'un. i ne'er understood folks datin' those they work with myself. my fear 'f doin' such always bein' that if'n the relationship went south, i'd still 've to look 't 'em e'ery danged day. when i moved here 'n started workin' 't the hospital, i got lots 'f offers fer dates - from male nurses, emt's, police officers, single docs, lab techs, xray techs 'n e'en a fella from maintenance. noperz, 'n i told 'em why. pity, eh? i could'a married me one'f those doc's 'n been livin' high'n the hog!