The One With Our Lunchbreak

I often wonder what an outsider would think of mine and JD’s friendship. We were in the Supermarket at lunch time and she was talking about rude and mean she sometimes is but somehow gets away with it. I said something along the lines of “I’m surprised you’re still my friend after you called my Mum a Triffid

(So this reference sounds mean but it was meant as a joke. I was telling JD about the remake of The Day of The Triffids, and then I had to try and explain what a Triffid was. Then in the vein of Yo Mamma jokes, she called my Mum a Triffid)

Anyhoo just as I was saying about how JD called my Mum a Triffid, my manager (The Big Cheese) walked past – oh dear lol. It was kinda funny in a cringe worthy way. JD and Me have the tendency to be a little loud and giggly – especially at lunchtime lol. I think it’s because we spend so much time at our respective jobs in our own little bubbles not talking to anyone that come lunchtime we have to chat as fast and as loud as possible lol. It hasn’t been mentioned so I don’t think he heard me lol.

It then got a little more surreal as me and JD queued at the till I changed till because there was no queue and it turned out that I was served just as The Big Cheese had left that till and then when I waited at the end of JD’s till two of my colleagues from my old job had queued behind JD to be served.

On the way back to work we discussed about how we can be one person/version of ourselves at work and then another version outside of work. We were talking about that at Girlies Group the other day. If you are being one version at work and another version of yourself outside of work are you hiding behind a mask?

3 comments

  1. David says:

    Hey Hannah, I love the new look blog, very good! Well done Chris for coming up with the design.

    Just to say, I don’t think its that you wear ‘masks’ for different places/occasions e.g. at work, at home, at church, as much as there are different expectations on how you will behave and conduct yourself in the different places so it is necessary to portray a different side of you in these different environments.
    I have been doing a lot of reading recently on the subject of ‘Dissociative Affective Disorder’ or ‘Multiple Personalities’ as it relates to people who have been abused, in reading this it is clear that all of us, to some degree or another, dissociate different areas of our lives out of a need to, otherwise we would never be able to leave our work behind when we leave the office or classroom or wherever, it is an essential part of allowing us to ‘switch off’ from things and put our minds to something else, such as relaxing, watching a film etc.

    • God's Rock Angel says:

      Thank you 🙂 CJ has been working really hard on it most of the week on and off.

      I have enough trouble keeping up with personality lol. Let alone keeping up with multiple ones!

  2. David says:

    Ah well, take it from someone who knows, Multiple Personalities have their uses but it does cause others confusion!
    But if you think back over various things you can see it at work in some people, like me!

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