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The Company’s Sexy Ink

I am not sure if you have all seen the news about David Letterman. In a nutshell, Ole’ Dave was dipping his pen in the company ink, repeatedly, for years.  I watched him reveal the story about a man attempting to extort money to keep the dirty secrets on the air.  It was extremely odd because the audience was laughing as he was recounting the ordeal, weaving in humor whenever he could.

I suppose it can be a cautionary tale about dating and sleeping with co-workers.  I doubt that someone with his public image will ever have true remorse about what he did.  I just wonder about the women that were involved.

When you work with people you tend to reach a level of comfort. If you don’t have boundaries, it would be easy to  cross the line and give in to the attraction you feel. It seems as if today’s society is more accepting of workplace romances. I know couples who openly date at work and it doesn’t seem to be problematic for them.

Have you ever dated a co-worker? Was it  a good experience or a nightmare?

If someone new started working in your company, would you pursue things if you were attracted to them right away?

Do you think there are ways to make dating a co-worker actually work for you? How do you avoid the drama in the office? What happens if the relationship doesn’t work out?

What do you think of Letterman’s revelation? How do you think he has handled the “scandal” of dipping his pen in the company ink?

Happy Wednesday!

282 comments Add your comment

Melodramatizulu

October 7th, 2009
1:18 pm

He stole honey pots and emotions!

Proff/Leggs
it was a one time incident but u real close on both fronts,emotions and the honey….and sme else.

refer to Raqi story earlier…..

now if its an agreed 2 party transaction and smebody steals another’s part of the deal and u know they did it,u just dont have the hard evidence and u,the aggreived are kweeping ur mouf shut but telling my associates so it comes back to me,the thief…aint that hilarious! :lol: :lol:

aggwitty

October 7th, 2009
1:26 pm

I have dated like 4 broads I have worked with. never a bad outcome.

TooRisky

October 7th, 2009
1:27 pm

What about two married coworkers (meaning spouses at home)dating each other at work?

KJ

October 7th, 2009
1:32 pm

I attempted to date a coworker, and she said that she would be interested, but “didn’t date coworkers”.

Then I lost my job, and she said she wasn’t interested at all.

The lesson, as always, women are evil.

Mo (aka Moeisha)

October 7th, 2009
1:35 pm

Afternoon All!!

Hey Jake, how goes it my fellow Eastsider?? Long time no read ya

okay I have dated people that work in the same building as myself and that seems to not be a problem. I did go against my better judgement and dated a guy that was in my same dept (he was only there for about 3 wks). He became my ex-hubby. No need to elaborate! :smile:

Now I have 2 former co-workers that dated and married each other. Our rules wouldnt allow them to continue to work in the same group so he took another job within the company.

Raqi

October 7th, 2009
1:36 pm

Raqi’s Random Thoughts

1. Being happy in a relationship does not mean getting all the time what you want but being happy is appreciating what you get.

2. In relationships we tend to dote on the “most” important days such as Birthdays, Anniversary and Christmas to remember and do something nice for the one we love. But I am proud to admit to realizing this day that “today” is the most important day in your relationships.

Why put off ‘til tomorrow the pleasure you can bestow today.

czBrat

October 7th, 2009
1:39 pm

LOL @ KJ 1:32

Melodramatizulu

October 7th, 2009
1:45 pm

im short of 20 cents,want to buy coffee.

help!!

SexyCool - Um. Yeah. What you said.

October 7th, 2009
1:46 pm

A part of the topic being kicked around over at VSB:

Men are not scared of commitment. They’re just terrified of committing to the wrong woman.

Willie Dynamite

October 7th, 2009
1:46 pm

Raqi – Did you fess up to the Juice incident with Mase?

SexyCool - Um. Yeah. What you said.

October 7th, 2009
1:47 pm

Melo – Meet me by the Elevator at the end of Bag Claim #1 on the North Terminal. I got you for two dimes. LOL!

Ms. Main just getting in

October 7th, 2009
1:47 pm

KJ…she just wasn’t that into you…lol

czBrat

October 7th, 2009
1:48 pm

SexyC I read that a couple years ago and shared with the man I was dating at that time. He completely agreed. Makes perfect sense to me.

Kym

October 7th, 2009
1:48 pm

Blog Confession..Today I left my camisole at home. Apparently this will be the pattern for the week. Either I forget the clothing or I turn it all around and backwards.

Dan

October 7th, 2009
1:48 pm

@SC

VSB? Link please

Melodramatizulu

October 7th, 2009
1:49 pm

Cultural qstion for u guys:

is it taboo,in ur culture to talk about sexx,esp ur own sexuality/sleeping with ur boyfriends in the presence of ur male sibling,cousins etc??

How far can u respectfully discuss or not discuss??

Ms. Main just getting in

October 7th, 2009
1:50 pm

What about two married coworkers (meaning spouses at home)dating each other at work?

Ain’t that what we’re talking about? lol…j/k But yeah, that’s called having an affair. Quite the common these days.

Ms. Main just getting in

October 7th, 2009
1:51 pm

I’ll do you one further Melo it’s taboo to not only discuss but doing the do in front of sibs is a no no…ewwww

Raqi

October 7th, 2009
1:55 pm

Yes I did Willie Dynamite.

Professor

October 7th, 2009
1:55 pm

Melo in my family we do not discuss

Melodramatizulu

October 7th, 2009
1:56 pm

but doing the do in front of sibs is a no no

Ms Main,that,yeah ofcourse…..how about talking about sexx in general while ur sibs are there??

Scool thanx,i got some from a fellow worker here..but next time. :lol:

Raqi

October 7th, 2009
1:56 pm

SexyCool I believe that to be partly true about men not wanting to commit to the wrong person. But neither do most women. I think some just use even that as an excuse.

Professor

October 7th, 2009
1:57 pm

Melo in my family my sibs and I do not discuss sex with each other period.

Leggs

October 7th, 2009
1:57 pm

@Melo, no we don’t do that. Heck we rarely talk about it to our close friends for fear they may want to sample the platter.

Raqi

October 7th, 2009
1:58 pm

Melo I have talked to my sister about sex. There is nothing wrong with that.

Leggs

October 7th, 2009
1:58 pm

Again, it’s never wise to pique the curiosity of another!

Ms. Main just getting in

October 7th, 2009
1:58 pm

I equate that and the likes to be about the same…no can do

Professor

October 7th, 2009
1:59 pm

What about you Mr. Melo, do you let your family in on all this talk you do on the blog?

Ms. Main just getting in

October 7th, 2009
1:59 pm

Melo Okay, I need to backup a bit. For some reason I only pictured sibs to be brothers….sisters are okay

Professor

October 7th, 2009
2:00 pm

@Leggs I have heard that before and I agree! If anything I might just say it was horrible j/k

Melodramatizulu

October 7th, 2009
2:02 pm

Actually,Ms Main, i wldnt even do it in front of other strangers.

One time,growing up, i had a girl that was wild.I visited her one strday at her house she shared and then the other occupants vacated the bedroom so we cld have some privacy.The bedroom windows were open and the curatins were see thrus,so they cld see us.

My girl got frustrated coz melo wld not stand at “ATTENTION”!. :lol:

Melodramatizulu

October 7th, 2009
2:03 pm

everyting i say here Proff, i can talk with my brothers,male cousins,unlces etc

Sisters…hell no!
Altho they know,bro Tee,is Baaaaaad!

Raqi

October 7th, 2009
2:05 pm

I had sex for the first time when I 19 and ended up marrying the young man. There was a lot that I did not know and although my mother taught me about sex there were something that I would not dare ask her, so I went to my sister. My sister had a lot more experience than I had and at the time she was not married. She helped me out a lot.

I had friends that had had sex but I couldn’t put 100 on what they might have told me. I trusted my sister to shoot straight when it came to certain things.

Melodramatizulu

October 7th, 2009
2:11 pm

19 is late Raqi….

u got some catch up to do :lol:

Raqi

October 7th, 2009
2:11 pm

Melo I don’t talk to my brothers about my sexual experiences but my younger brother and I occasionally exchange humor that is sometimes of the sexual nature like when jesting about his girlfriends or something. Nothing too out there.

He reads my blog sometimes and makes jokes.

He did ask me once who do I think willed us our fiery libidos, mom or dad. LOL

Melodramatizulu

October 7th, 2009
2:15 pm

Are u GA,born and raised Raqi??

Raqi

October 7th, 2009
2:17 pm

u got some catch up to do

Melo I think I probably have caught up by now but just to be sure to get a round in tonight. And maybe tomorrow too. LOL

Why do I let you pull me into your twisted mind? :twisted: :lol:

Raqi

October 7th, 2009
2:18 pm

Jawjah all the way.

For Real

October 7th, 2009
2:18 pm

Kym: That was a good story but I don’t think 9million is enough. It’s akin to having a pocket full of money and an Aston Martin sitting in the driveway with a full tank of gas and you get in the car only to discover there is no steering wheel.

Anyhoo I think this story will top yours tho:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/05/conservative-bible-projec_n_310037.html

Cemeeli

October 7th, 2009
2:29 pm

Is it me, or is this day long as ever!?!?

Dan

October 7th, 2009
2:31 pm

@For Real

I read that joint and laughed.

Melodramatizulu

October 7th, 2009
2:32 pm

I have an old buddy thats blowing my phone real bad.
He must be in some sticky situ,well,he always is.
Mufccker is about 40 some,hes a friend from way back home and he lived in my home fo about a year, when he came over state side.
Ever since his divorce,hes neva been the same.Several DUIs,alcaholic,in and out of girlfriend live-in situations and im told,has been in a shelter,in Nebraska,where he lives now,close to some relatives of his.

But hes blowing my phone since satrday,monday and today real bad, i suspect,something is up.
I dont think i wanna be there for him coz i got grown teenage daughters now,his welcome has expired and i cannot husband a grown 40 some man.

what u think?

Ms. Main just getting in

October 7th, 2009
2:42 pm

Some things are irrepairable

Willie Dynamite

October 7th, 2009
2:50 pm

Melo – Sound like you answered your question already.

Leggs

October 7th, 2009
2:52 pm

“…and i cannot husband a grown 40 some man.” You already know what to do!!

THE INFAMOUS DK

October 7th, 2009
3:00 pm

Leggs – you still got those keys to those offices.. Im on my way..

Professor

October 7th, 2009
3:06 pm

I dont think i wanna be there for him coz i got grown teenage daughters now,his welcome has expired and i cannot husband a grown 40 some man.

what u think?

Mr. Melo I think you are right…I would not have him over my daughters esp if he drinks and stuff

SexyCool - Letting it lie where it fell.

October 7th, 2009
3:07 pm

Yeah. Melo. What they said.

Raqi

October 7th, 2009
3:14 pm

Melo do what is best for you and your family. Block his calls.

czBrat

October 7th, 2009
3:17 pm

Melo, only you know what decision you can make AND live with. Discuss it with your Queen, pray on it, and as long as you can comfortably shut him out with no regret and a peaceful spirit … go for it! Sometimes the people in our lives do bring us to that point where we have to make the difficult choice to sever ties.