One of my many pet hates is bumping into people who are customers ie people you know through work only and you only have a ‘work face’ which you have to ‘put on anyway’ otherwise ‘you’d be in trouble’.
This annoying enounter is more likely when you live not far from your workplace. It is times like these when you rather commute by train and live miles away.
The thing with bumping into these people means that ‘they want to talk about work’. You become ‘the face’ not the person. This guy I met waiting at the fish and chip van asked me several questions about work but each time I joked and said ‘there will be a £1 fine if I talk about work’. In my job I don’t have much ‘freedom’ to say exactly what I think and no say about it whatsover. I am not a manager therefore I have no interest in the place unless it is to pay the bills for my mortgage. But customers don’t get this!
I even said I had 2 days off which was great!
Well I think he knows about it now.