I'm surrounded by women at work, so I know what their skin can do. An incident from three years ago, however, showed me that some women ride on the broom during the day. My fellow witches managed to ruin Vicky’s life, but they did me a huge favour!
I didn't think women could be so envious, selfish, mischievous until my colleagues teamed up to get rid of the new employee, a special girl in many ways: physically, morally, spiritually. A girl who, fortunately, is my wife today. According to the teachings of spiritual masters, each person who appears in another's life does so for a specific purpose: either he teaches a lesson, or he sends a message, or he appears because he is simply an integral part of the other's divine plan. As for me, Vicky, with whom I was a colleague for only two months, appeared in my life to show me what pure, altruistic, unperverted love means. I had no idea there was such a thing until I met her.
I am Frank, an accountant by profession, I am 37 years old, living in Dubai and I will tell you a story about hatred and love: the hatred that elder employees showed towards a new colleague in the company and, respectively, the love she had to be born between me and her. Three years have passed since then, but the events that took place after Vicky was hired by the accounting firm where I was - and still am - the only man are still fresh in my memory. It's like everything happened yesterday!
Taking it from the beginning, I have to tell you that when one of my co-workers moved to another company and the boss gave the announcement to replace her, I hoped that the vacancy would be filled by a man. As apart from me they were only accountants, I also wanted a colleague with whom I could have a common denominator and with whom I could discuss typically male issues: football, beer and, of course, women. Unfortunately, the employee was female; fortunately, however, this person was and is a very beautiful and sexy woman. Rarely have I met a girl as attractive as Vicky: at 32, when she was then, she was really fascinating, without exaggeration!
Unfortunately for her, this goddess beauty would have a boomerang effect, most of her colleagues showing envy towards Vicky from the beginning.
As for me, it didn't take long for me to get closer to my new office colleague, the mutual sympathy between us is obvious. Now, I don't know what mattered more: the fact that I was a very handsome man with an athletic constitution or the fact that I was the only man in the company. What is certain is that, of all the employees, I was the only one with whom Valeria got along.
Like me, she was after a gruelling divorce, the difference between us being that she had chosen a little girl after the failed marriage, while I had no children.
"What happened, Vicky? What went wrong? We asked her one day after the sympathy had turned into an attraction and we had become confident, while we were on a cigarette break. How could your husband leave a woman like you?"
"He didn't leave me, I divorced him, Felix!" she confessed to me. I found out he was cheating on me with the secretary. The classic scheme.
"I cannot believe it! I exclaimed, amazed. He probably lost his mind, otherwise, he wouldn't have cheated on an absolutely gorgeous wife like you."
"Thanks! You're cute! Vicky caressed me, smiling at me encouragingly. Unfortunately, the fact that I'm gorgeous, as you say, didn't matter much. Why did you divorce?"
"The same classic scheme!" I answered dryly, and we both burst out laughing. My wife was a secretary and she cheated on me with the director.
Unfortunately for Valeria, the moments spent with me in private, during the lunch break or the cigarette breaks, were the only pleasant ones at work. Otherwise, the ugly and unfair treatment she received from her colleagues made every day's work an ordeal for her. it would turn into fierce envy.
The formidable envy they felt for their new colleague, though she endeavoured to be kind and friendly to everyone, could not go unnoticed indefinitely.
About a month after joining the company, Valeria realized that she would have very unpleasant days, which deeply saddened her. And I was the only one he could talk to openly, the only one he could say goodbye to:
"What do all these girls have to do with me, Felix? she asked me the other day, desolate. They look at me with hatred, speak harshly to me and give me some deadly looks. I can't stand it! Why is this happening? What did I do to them? What did I do wrong?"
"You are asking me? I shrugged. I have no idea. Most likely, however, they are envious. Let's face it: none of our colleagues manages to get any closer to you: they are much uglier, fatter or older! Or it hurts!"
"I know, but what's my fault that I'm young and beautiful? Valeria sighed, looking me straight in the eye. You can see that I am not an arrogant woman, I do not walk with my nose up, but I really behave as nicely as possible with my colleagues. I really don't deserve to be treated like a scarecrow!"
"Of course, you don't deserve to be treated that way, but that's human nature!" I reinforced his words, adding my own point of view. Many people feel good when they see that others are suffering, that they are ill or have problems. Or our colleagues don't see you suffering. So, they're trying to get you in trouble.
Without being subjective, although I have to admit that I gradually fell in love with Vicky, I strongly state that she was really right in her words, as I was in my own words: she really doesn't deserve the malice of her colleagues, colleagues who really, they did everything they could to create trouble for him.
Unfortunately for her, things were the way they were, and I was her only "ally" in the company. As a result, I was not at all surprised when my colleagues plotted against Vicky, informing the boss - who is also the owner of the company, I mentioned the owner, her name is Adeline, and it is time to mention that she, a refined, emancipated and intelligent girl, still has a major flaw: she is easily influenced, so when Nicole, a colleague with an exaggeratedly long and sharp nose, he accused Vicky of things that would wrinkle the image.
I mentioned the owner, her name Adeline, and it's time to point out that she, a refined, emancipated and intelligent girl, still has a major flaw: she is easily influenced.
Thus, when Nicole, a colleague with an exaggeratedly long and pointed nose, accused Vicky that she is about ten minutes late every morning at the program, the boss immediately reproached her.
"Vicky, it's not normal what happens! she apostrophized her in front of the collective. What if each of us was late? Do you realize how much time would be lost?"
"You're right, but before work, I have to take the girl to school! Vicky justified her delays. I leave it at 8 o'clock, then I hurry and get there as fast as I can. Don't be more than ten minutes late."
"I don't know how you do it, it's your job, but be careful that it doesn't happen again because I will be penalizing you! the landlady threatened her, then left the room and glared at her. Do you understand?"
Another time, Alice, a very fat and very jealous colleague of Vicky, informed immediately Adeline that she was talking on the phone during working hours after she had caught her talking to her daughter the day before. Following the? Adeline scolded her again in front of her colleagues, who did not even hide their satisfaction; jubilee!
"Vicky, I understand that you talk a lot on the phone, which is not normal during work! the owner reproached him harshly. It would be nice if you stopped doing this, because colleagues complained that you bother them, they can't concentrate on work."
"You're right, but I'm only talking to my little girl, just a few minutes a day! Vicky defended herself. And then you need to know that everyone in the office is talking on the phone, I'm not the only one doing it."
"I'm not interested in the others! Said Adele almost screaming, ending the discussion in her characteristic style. I want you to stop! If it still happens, I'll penalize you!"
And on another occasion, Gabriele, a colleague flat from all points of view and ten years older than Valeria, told her that she does not respect the time allotted for breaks and smokes too much. As usual, the boss's rebuke was not long in coming. And just as usual, Adela put her in front of the wall with all her envious and growing gossip.
Stay tuned for part 2!