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'I Have No Friends At My Work - So I'm Forced To Eat My Lunch Alone In The Toilet'
The woman admitted she has to sit in the toilets since she's not close to colleagues (stock photo) (Image: Getty Images)
January 27th, 2023 | 11:43 AM | 222 views
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A woman has admitted that she's forced to spend her lunch break in public restrooms as she's not close with her colleagues in the office. Gloomily, she also admitted to 'phoning [her] doctor's surgery' to give her co-workers the impression she was busy on the phone in case she was spotted alone.
Taking popular forum Mumsnet, the upset woman admitted that she looked up from her desk at lunch to find that her colleagues had left for lunch without her.
In the post, she explained: "I was at work and all my colleagues went off for lunch, and I really struggle to invite myself along/tag along as I feel like a burden/not wanted (low self-esteem problems."
The woman went on: "I'm also not really close to any of my colleagues, whereas they are all quite close. Today nobody asked me, I just looked up from my desk and all my colleagues had gone off to lunch.
"I then felt embarrassed and didn't want to walk into the canteen alone, and didn't know what else to do.
"My work is near a town centre, so I spent my lunch going to one public loo to waste time, then walking along to the next set of public loos, and so on just to waste time.
"Then, I forced myself to go into the canteen but felt so embarrassed that my colleagues would see me that I pretended to be busy on the phone, but I had nobody to call so I just phoned my doctor's surgery up knowing there would be a long queue and I just sat on the queue for a bit before hanging up.
"I know this is pathetic, I can see the errors of my ways but I just feel so sad at how my life has turned out."
Flocking to the comment section, Mumsnet users sympathised with the woman and shares alternative suggestions.
One person wrote: "Oh bless you! Can promise you, no one would judge you for sitting on your own at lunch!!
"I have learnt over time that actually I love to have my lunch by myself, to reset and relax," they added.
Meanwhile, someone else said: "This makes me sad to read. Do you think you could take little steps forward?
They went on: "Perhaps don't go to loos if there's a next time! Go to a shop for a browse, take a route you don't know for a change of scenery."
courtesy of MIRROR
by Grace Hoffman, Lifestyle Writer
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