Do you have someone at work that stalks you? Or that stalks someone else and you are just witness to it…every.single.hour.of.every.day? Well, I am…and it is really sad to watch. Partly because the stalker is ineffective…so here are a few tips that I often want to shout in their face as they walk by my desk every 20 seconds:
- Be quiet when stalking. The stalkee shouldn’t be able to hear your footsteps when you are still 50 feet down the hallway. Consider wearing house shoes when in the office if this is an uncontrollable problem.
- Don’t linger. If you are stalking, be sleuth. Don’t stand outside someone’s office waiting for them. Don’t walk back and forth in front of their office waiting to be invited in. You are a stalker, remember?
- Don’t be over-eager. ‘I just sent you an email, did you get it?’ Ummm, no because your little legs carried you over here faster than the fiber optic cables that carry our electronic information at 1000 miles per hour. Stalker.
- Don’t be rude to everyone except for your stalkee. It’s obvious. When you don’t acknowledge anyone’s existence and then all but crap your pants when the stalkee is around…it’s noticeable. Stop it. You are making me doubt myself and my importance when YOU are the one that is a stalker.