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Dear Abby weighs in football rivalry nonsense

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by mpcincal, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Great item in Dear Abby on Saturday:

    <<DEAR ABBY: I have a co-worker with a troubling psychosis that has left me afraid to wear certain colors or say certain words around him. He has allowed a college football rivalry to impact his relationship with co-workers.

    I would really like to wear my maize and blue sweater, but I'm fearful of his reaction. He's from Ohio and is negatively obsessed with Michigan. I understand rivalries, but when you won't acknowledge another co-worker from that state and require all your co-workers to refer to Michigan as the "M-State" or you storm off in anger, there is an issue. What should I do? Should I recommend counseling? -- AFRAID IN NEW MEXICO

    DEAR AFRAID: I agree that your co-worker may be off the deep end. You should not recommend counseling for this obsessive and immature individual, but someone in authority should. Depending upon how large a company your employer is, discuss what has been happening with human resources or your boss. This is a textbook example of bullying and creating a hostile work environment. Your clothing choices should not be dictated by a fellow employee.>>

    "M-State"? LOL. Almost as good as "That State Up North."
     
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    "M-State?"
    Is this her co-worker?

     
    Donny in his element likes this.
  3. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Smells like one of those Dear Abby hoaxes of the past, doesn't it?
    And this Abby, the daughter of the original, ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer.
     
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