After my last game of the basketball season our team when out for beers and food at a pub. I was excited that most everyone came, especially those teammates who don’t usually come out. One teammate was a girl who I’ll call, “Foot-in-mouth”.
Now Foot-in-Mouth is a teacher. She teaches with other teammates at a Catholic school. At one point during our meal they began talking school talk and turned to the topic of one co-worker who they all found a little creepy. This co-worker, now called “Creepy Karl”, had an especially weird way of creeping out female co-workers. Now – when a catholic says someone is a creep you have to pay attention…but when a catholic school teacher says this you are expecting Freddie Kruger dressed up like John Wayne Gacy wearing a Pope’s hat.
So why was he so creepy? First, he would talk about how is faith is so important to him. This was particularly distressing because they taught at a CATHOLIC school…who wants to hear about your faith at a Catholic school.
Secondly, he invited a female co-worker and her spouse to come over for dinner one night to meet his family. My friend – the invited co-worker – found this unnerving. Why would he do this? He doesn’t really know me? He’s never met my husband. He’s creepy. That must be why he’s called Creep Karl.
I questioned her about her dislike of this man. I found her reasons kinda petty. When she realized that I wasn’t in the “in-Mouth” family she threw out one last charge against him.
“Well come on. He had three kids before he was 30!! Nobody does that!!”
I had 3 kids before I was thirty.
So – Mrs. Foot-in-Mouth, you’re co-worker isn’t creepy however, you are a bit odd.
Plus – here’s how you really creep someone out