Oh dear me. What a to-do!
I expect silly questions from those I work with – it’s part of the job, it’s how it is. I handle those well, on the whole. I think.
What I don’t handle well, I’m told, is intrusive questions about my past life from colleagues, at inappropriate times, and places.
No, I don’t get it either. If I asked questions about someone’s former marriage, their former relationships, someone I only know vaguely through a work situation, and used the following wording, “How interesting, do you miss it/them?” and expect a friendly chat about it, during working hours, I’d rightly expect all I got in the way of angry reaction. I think, on the whole, I was restrained to wait until the work session had finished, then politely state I did not appreciate questions about my private life whilst working.
Still, it’s all sorted now. I’ve made it very clear I will discuss the facts about my former life, I will not discuss my feelings and emotions behind them. They are between me and God, and will remain there.