WORDS BY KORI KINCADE
I’m in love with one of my co-workers. Every time I see him, I get turned on. When I walk into a room in our office, his face is the first face I look for. He’s smart, funny, and sweet.
As far as he knows, he’s just my best work friend—we can sit in a room together and not say a word and enjoy it. Because I don’t drive, when we have to go somewhere for work, he drives me, dropping me off and picking me up at the curb—he’s a true gentleman. He opens my doors when we go out for lunch and he laughs at my jokes. He has me so open and in love, that it makes me hate weekends.
Problem is, he has a wife.
I’ve met his wife of one year. She is sweet and petite, a lovely person; I just want to slit her throat. Okay, maybe not that severe but I’m glad that she doesn’t know how I covet her husband. How I imagine kissing him, touching him, and teaching him how I like to be touched. I like to watch him walk, and would love to touch his firm bottom. I know him by scent, and he is the first face I want to see when I walk into the office and the last face I want to see before I leave.
But, it isn’t meant to be.
I know this.
See, I don’t believe in sleeping with married men. I’ve never done it (to my knowledge) and I don’t think I ever could. I only imagine that a married man wouldn’t be present mentally in the moment enjoying all this good loving that I’m giving them. Instead, they would be thinking about how different it is from what they have at home, and how to wash my sweet scent off before they pull into their driveway and climb back into their beds.
For me, co-worker attraction is usually just that—it’s just attraction. It’s a level of comfort that you have reached with someone that is so pure, that you feel the need to take it to the next logical level, SEX. But, in this case, this is the most illogical and stupid thing you could do, because it will make your work life and home life awkward and the karma is awful.
So, for me, I was happy when my work best friend went on a job interview today. I hope he gets it so I can calm down and get back to work. Lord, forgive me, and lead me not into temptation.
Have you ever had a crush on a co-worker? Did they ever find out how you felt? Would you ever express or act on your feelings? Would it make a difference if they worked in a different department or floor? Do you think people should get fired for having an office affair? Would you consider dating someone you no longer work with? Is there an age limit on having crushes? Have you ever been attracted to someone that was married or in a relationship? Would you ever consider an affair with someone that was married or in a committed relationship? Could you respect someone that broke his or her vows to be with you? What would you do if you found out your partner was working with someone that was attracted to them?
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