You might be hearing the words ‘sexy potato’ for the first time. Who thinks potatoes are sexy right? But we will take you close to a story where you will know why and how did this thing come up. Well, it is an incident that happened at a workplace. The complicated dynamic between two co-workers resulted in this.
It all started with the woman who has been “eating potatoes by microwaving them, then biting into them, eating them hot dog style” her whole life. When the woman was asked why she eats a potato in this manner, she said that according to her it is the most convenient way.
A new coworker comes into the scene and is uncomfortable with the woman eating potatoes likes this. She even reported the potato eater to HR for “eating potatoes too suggestively” and “sexual harassment.”
Scroll down to know what had actually happened and how did things turn out to be.
A woman who has been eating potatoes “hot dog style” for lunch got reported to HR for eating them “too suggestively” by an irritated coworker
Here is the whole story of a weird office drama sparked by the internet-famous “sexy potatoes”
In the update, the author wrote how she got reported for sexual harassment, and how confused HR was
“Karen lost it the other day when Surya brought a lovely tikka masala to share,” the author wrote and added that, “She said it was really rude of him to keep bringing curries to the office and that no one confronted him because they were trying to be polite.”
This did not end here. Karen confronted the author on different occasions as well. She further added, “cultural insensitivity and sexual harassment (I was really uncomfortable with her watching me eat and sexualizing it).” Karen said that this harassment complaint “was discriminating against her for being Christian and I was making her deliberately uncomfortable by throwing my sexuality in her face, but she knew she couldn’t say that because she’d be called homophobic.”
Turns out, the author was gay and she “honestly had no idea Karen was uncomfortable with gay people (and tbh, that’s not my problem), but she said that my putting a pride sticker on my laptop a few days after she started working here was the start of my escalation.”
After making efforts and getting tired the author told Karen that “if my existence was bothering her, that’s not my problem and she should just work from home. I also subtly mentioned that maybe this was why she was laid off from her last job.” It all got to the point where this weird office drama “turned into a whole religious and racial war,” the author wrote. Finally, the boss stepped in to apologize to the author of the post, and since, Karen has been working remotely.
“If she ever brings up anything about my innocuous eating, my sexual orientation, or my race again, I’ll definitely file another complaint with HR, but for now, I think I’m content with eating sexy potatoes and eggs in peace,” the author concluded.