At my uni most oF my colleagues are good, decent folk. There are a couple of quiet ones, a couple of unsavory ones, and a couple of snooty ones.
One couple irks me. Or specifically the wife does. They blanked me for the entIre first semester, which doesn’t really bother me, that’s the way some people operate.
Then at the beginning of this semester they started greeting me, all friendly like. We chatted a couple of times, waiting for the staff bus. Then they started blanking me again, and the wife has taken to giving me these long, piercing cold stares. If I join a group of teachers waiting for the bus, she’ll stop talking, and get all frosty.
It seemed to happen after I sent out a group email, asking if any of the teachers wanted to judge a student English speaking comp. It wasn’t compulsory, and I wasn’t available on the evening, so I sent out the email. Some teachers seem to enjoy doing that kinda thing, some teachers do it for the karma points.
Anyway, in the past I’ve held my mouth with this kind of person, and wished later I’d had a face-to-face with them, to clear the air. I’ve also climbed into people like her before, berating them for their shitty attitude, but nothing comes of that either really. I’d rather have a convivial atmosphere at my workplace, and in the company of my colleagues.
I only see them a couple of times a week, but the sight of her beady eyes, and the vibe she directs my way really annoy me.
So, would you IGNORE or CONFRONT?