(Closed) NWR What do you do for these situations?

posted 1 week ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you do?
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  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    sweatergal007 :  I’m surprised anyone would actually remind you that they offered to get you XYZ unless it was in the same morning or something.

    Just go get your coffee, maybe stop by the coworkers desk and ask if she’d like to join or if she wants you to pick something up for her.

    I think you might be overthinking ths.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper

    sweatergal007 :  I wouldn’t go up and say “hey how about that coffee you owe me?” but if she offers in the moment and you can walk over together then I’d let her buy it. 

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee

    I would let her know you are heading out for a coffee after all would she like something while you are out and if she offers say aww I’m happy to pay and if she insists then say ok thanks a lot I will get the next one! Just keep it light and airy. 

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2021

    Did the coworker offer in the past to buy you a coffee? I would find it a bit strange to just walk up to them and say “hey, how about that coffee you wanted to buy me last week?”

    But if they generally come by your desk and ask to go for coffee, then sure, take them up on it today and say thanks. Then, next time around when you have money, say yes again but this time you pay.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2021

    As for “is it awkward to just go buy myself coffee”, I’d say no, probably not. How long ago did she come by to ask you to go for coffee? If it was like an hour ago, I would think nothing of it… I’d just assume you didn’t want or need a coffee then, but now you do. If it was in the last half hour or so, I think it would be nice of you to ask if she wants to come with you or if she’d like you to grab her anything.  If you are worried about it becoming a routine and don’t want that, then I would avoid it altogether. I have some coworkers that have made a habit of always getting each other coffee and I don’t want to get roped into that, so I’ve generally kept to myself a bit more. 

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper

    sweatergal007 :  letting someone buy you a cup of coffee is far from greedy. If you don’t want to have an overly friendly relationship with this woman then just go get your coffee and be done with it. But if you do enjoy having personal relationships at work then invite her for coffee. 

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