Leading up to Halloween '05, one of my co-workers was talking about how excited she was for her costume and how much everyone would love it. Unfortunately, work got crazy and she was unable to wear it to the office. Over the past few weeks, she's returned with all of the hype. After a incredibly annoying and frustrated morning, I arrived at la oficina. I was determined not to be Debbie Downer, so I prepared myself to show enthusiasm and excitement over her costume.
She's sitting in her chair, wearing neat khakis, a tucked in pink button down (sans belt), brown shoes and glasses. Her long brown hair is pulled back. I think to myself, "Self, she looks kind of preppy / nerdy, but I really don't know what she's trying to pull off..."
Chip: "Happy Halloween!"
Co-Worker: Says nothing, waits for my reaction, smiling...
Chip: "uhh..." awkwardly, "What are you?"
Co-Worker: "I'm YOU!"
Chip: .................... "Oh, right..."
Co-Worker: "You wore your pink shirt on Halloween last year, so I was so mad I couldn't dress up! It would've been perfect!"
Chip: "Hahaha" fake laugh "Yeah, that would've been somethin'!"
There you have it, one of my co-workers dressed up as ME for Halloween. Uncomfortable to say the least. I'm a little flattered, I guess. Maybe I'm overreacting, but that was kind of weird.
Note: I have heard her talking of dressing up as some of her other friends for Halloween, so this is not an isolated occurrence.