As I was speaking to a co-worker today about children and adolescence behaviour.
She made a statement to me that caused me to pause.
I was discussing how I had to go head to head w/my daughters school counselor and principal just to get her tested because all of the sudden her grades dropped and she went from an A student to a D-F student and I felt that the school was leaving her behind.
The co-worker states to me...
"There are very few women that intimidate me, and I can honestly say, you are one that does!"
It caused me to pause when she said this.
I wasnt sure how to re-act, or what to say..
I stood there, looked at her, and basically just moved on and said nothing.
So I then brought it up to another co-worker...
and I asked him...if he thought I was intimidating.. his reply is as follows:
Me: Seriously.. am I intimidating?
him: Physically as a guy no--for your brains yes at times
him: You are a statistical nightmare at times with your breadth of knowledge of things
him: and how quick you can spit them via memory
me: statistical nightmare.. LOL.. that's funny
Me: I just thought it was kind of a weird statement
Him: You can be menacing
me: menacing.. ???
me: Webster defines menacing as:a person whose actions, attitudes, or ideas are considered dangerous or harmful
me: Im a pussy cat
him: Yes like when you play ping pong
me: LOL.. RIIIIIIGHT
him: I saw you threaten M with Physical violence
me: well yeah.. that's M tho..
Him: Yes but others would see that and then fear
me: only those that dont know me.. M just laughs at me
Ping Pong..one of our depts here in the office decided to put a ping pong table in the lunch room, and took it out as a dept expense.. not sure how they got that one ok'd.. but.. it's turned into a HUGE success...
Our office has aprox, 250+ employee's.. soooo... we have tournaments and when some of us get really stressed we head down and hit that little ball around. It's been a pretty interesting release, plus Ive met employees' I wouldnt normally meet..
So.. that's what he's talking about.. cuz I didnt know how to play ping pong.. and then M wanted to play one day so down we went, and I would threaten him.. hahah.. just cuz he's really good.. and me.. Not so much..
Guess I should get back to work..