Shutting this down is not what I want to do. So I’m not going to for the time being.
Setting it to private will cost me potential new readership, so I’m not going to do that right now, either.
I know it’s going to be impossible for me not to discuss some aspects of work. My colleagues matter to me. I spend most of my time at the Hutch.
I am just going to have to be a lot better about protecting people’s anonymity. And perhaps stop trying so hard to be cute or funny.
From now on, I will do my best to refer to coworkers only as “someone from work,” “this guy,” “this lady,” “my friend,” etc.
Sometimes the person’s identity is probably still going to be obvious to you, if you’ve read previous posts. It is what it is.
If this works, okay. If it doesn’t, there are the more restrictive options.
I don’t want people angry with me, for tons of reasons, but more than anything, it just makes me sad when people are upset, especially when it’s my fault.
I did break the silence barrier, by the way, with the other guy. At least I feel better about that, now.
Despite my best efforts at being a nice person, why do I feel like I’m always putting fires out?