A maintenance worker came to replace some light bulbs that were burnt out in one of my offices. I let him into the room, and after he checked out the lights he determined that he would have to order the bulbs and so would return the next day. I turned around to open the door and let him out, and he said “You look so beautiful.” Now, I’m sure he meant that as a compliment, but it was entirely inappropriate both because we were at work and because he was ALONE with a woman in a locked office. I’ve been thinking about what I could have said, because I think this was a lost teachable moment. I’d love to hear other readers’ suggestions.
Location: in an office at 23rd & I St.
Submitted by JS
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