The column "Social Q’s" by Philip Galanes helps navigating your way out of the labyrinth of relationships.
"I work closely with a man in my office. When we’re alone, one of his favorite topics is how many clients are attracted to him. His comments don’t feel threatening or harassing to me as a woman. But how can I discourage this topic without embarrassing him or spoiling our working relationship?
Your colleague must be extremely insecure — or incredibly hot. (And like most people who are too sexy for their shirts, a giant pain.)
Unfortunately for you, co-workers share two unsavory traits with blood relatives: We take them as we find them, and we’re rarely able to trade them in. What’s worse, you’ll probably spend more time with this Adonis-wannabe than with your love interest or friends.
(Still, I’m glad to hear he’s more doofus than harasser.)
Next time your overconfident colleague tells you that a client has taken a shine to him, just say with a grin, “Gee, I thought she was hot for me!” A couple of those should stop him in his tracks."
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