Remember when Joey from Friends would say this all the time and the girls would fall for it, but when other every day people said it, it sounded creepy? Or when men 20 years later still try to say it? Or when I just used it in my title?
That is not the only way to be creepy, however. I recently found out that I am quite capable of being unintentionally creepy. Unfortunately, I found this out at the office.
You see, we had a bunch of new people start recently. I decided to be proactive and introduce myself to them as I encountered them as no one seemed to be walking them around for introductions. So I walked up to a young lady, roughly 20 or so, and intended to say "nice to meet you" and "welcome aboard." Instead, the following occurred:
Me: Hi! I don't think we have met. I am me.
A: Hi. My name is A.
Me: Welcome aboard.
You know what a dragged out NICE sounds like without a "to meet you" after it? CREEPY. Even I was creeped out! Yes, I even unintentionally creeped myself out.
I quickly tried to explain what I was trying to say and thought to myself that it wasn't at all as bad as I imagined. That is, until one of my support staff said "Well, THAT was creepy."
Signing off as the unintentionally creepy stalker person at work,