“Thoust not wearing coverings on thy feet shalt not passeth judgment on thy neighbor’s shoulders.”
While I’m not entirely sure that this was actually a commandment or part of any other religious-moral imperative, it probably should have been… Definitely a missed chance there somewhere—that’s all I’m saying.
Still, whether or not it was written in stone, it seems pretty obvious that you shouldn’t be complaining about what your coworkers are wearing while your dogs are currently nestled and cozy directly on the office’s beige-patterned carpet. At least go put some shoes on first so that you’re covering your hypocrisy.
Making any judgments or comments about someone else’s appearance really just isn’t ok (and a great way to get yourself a one-way ticket to HR), and this is definitely a moral imperative of any reasonable workplace culture. Besides, when you’re currently roleplaying as a hobbit, you really haven’t got a (hairy) leg (or foot) to stand on.
Luckily, this worker was able to stand up for herself and put her coworker in his place when he decided to take issue with the fact that her shoulders were showing. The worker then turned to a popular Reddit subreddit community to see whether or not she was in the wrong for her retort.
Readers declared her to be in the clear, applauding her comments to the coworker. See her original post and their responses below. Next, see this British dude who tricked his coworker into reciprocating office tea-making etiquette.