My whole plan (rn) was to write about my new coworker because he annoys the fucking fuck outta me, not by doing anything overwhelmingly egregious but rather, through the million tiny things he does that irritates the shit out of me, even when I’m not jobbing! Ugh. Boo. But then…

“I’ll talk to [redacted] about the mess he left in the sink.”

“Yea, whatever. It’s always nice to receive a healthy ‘Up Yours’ from your boss at five in the morning.”

“Well, I don’t know if it’s an ‘up YOURS’ to, like, you, specifically.”

“Well, unfortunately, you can’t control the way that others interpret your actions.”


Originally published at on October 26, 2021.

Sun 김선 Sailor

time traveler & word worker

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