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Z's guide to etiquette

Dear male colleague,

When you visit a female colleague's office for the first time, it's okay to comment on the nice view of the main quad from her window. It's not okay to comment on that view in the context of remembering when you were a student here in 1970 and you and several hundred other people streaked the quad while a couple of people parachuted naked out of a plane in which the pilot was naked, and there were naked people sitting on a naked horse, and various other interesting sights that had to do with people being naked.  It was...an interesting story, but also extremely skeevy to share it like that as the first thing you say to a colleague you've never met before, in her office with the door mostly closed.

No love,
 Z.

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jjinmo_356
Feb. 8th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
This guy just does not know how to make a first impression, not someone I would want to be around with.
zubeneschamali
Feb. 8th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
Ha, no kidding! Thankfully, it was an interview for a research project, so hopefully that was a one-time thing.