Colloquialism

By Anonymous - 28/02/2022 12:00

Today, I learned that when an Australian guy starts working in your office and says, “Nice thongs”, he isn’t talking about your underwear, he means the bright sunflower sandals on your feet. I may have overreacted at what I thought was blatant sexual harassment, and am now on unpaid suspension. FML
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Don't wear thongs at work. They are horribly uncomfortable and unprofessional, and the ones on your feet are a safety risk.

DAMN, I wouldn't want to work with you. all you had to do was say 'excuse me?' and then he would have explained. YTA Karen...

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Or, he could have a lisp and be referring to your playlist. Thongs are a type of sandal, and that's not some Aussie idiom. Also, the underwear is singular. Avoid carrying a rack of melons around.

Don't wear thongs at work. They are horribly uncomfortable and unprofessional, and the ones on your feet are a safety risk.

What kind of office do you work in where you are allowed to wear sandals?

DAMN, I wouldn't want to work with you. all you had to do was say 'excuse me?' and then he would have explained. YTA Karen...

There was no way she could have known and an apology was necessary but she didn’t deserve to be fired. It’s not common for woman to get harassed in a work place and it was easy for her to make that ,intake based on the word thing