Person 1: “I am sick. Newfangled Medicine is giving me sweat, shitters and blinding headaches.”
Person 2: “I am also taking Newfangled Medicine and getting that plus dizziness so bad I can barely drive.”
Me: “You should stop taking it and call your doctor for an alternative. Get rid of that stuff.”
Person 1: ” I paid for that stuff! I have to finish the 3-month prescription I have!”
Person 2: “It is not like money grows on trees; you know? That would be wasting it.”
Me: “Oh man, look at the time! I am late for the meeting.
And these one of a hundred reasons why I do not mingle with coworkers after the day is over or make friendships. It will either end up in an situation where I end up questioning loudly their mental capacity (and a free trip to HR) or I sever my tongue altogether with my teeth.