In my nervousness, I inadvertently deleted a well thought out post.
Here is the short version:
My co-worker shuns me completely unless I ask him work related questions.
He treats everyone else nicely and jokes with them, but not with me.
He can't bring himself to even look in my direction.
When I walk up to the area he's in, he hightails it to somewhere else.
I had mentioned once that I grew up with no holidays so am celebrating everything I can get my hands on.
He didn't look surprised at all like most people.
I also wear my pagan jewelry off the clock and sometimes go to my place of work with it on, and no one has ever treated me differently.
About a month ago at work, a customer asked if I was a witness. Surprised, I said that I used to be. He said he hopes I come back, and I thanked him. He saw that I noticed his study books. (If co-worker is a JW, could they be in the same cong. and this guy shared info about me?).
I have been giving co-worker rides to work when we both work at 11am because he walks and I pass his apt. bldg. at the same time. I don't like to pass people up like that. It's rude, in my book.
He had to think long and hard when I offered to just start picking him up at his apt. and not off the side of the busy street.
It's worked out just fine that way. Now, however, suddenly none of his scheduled weeks have 11am in them anymore when they used to have minimum of 3 days with 11am. (could he have asked for no work beginning at 11am?)
Co-worker knows I was a JW by my growing up without holidays.
He may be really pissed off and scared of me because I've turned to "Satan worshipping." (per my jewelry).
He's very clean cut and doesn't smoke, never went to college and doesn't plan to, and has worked for 14 years on and off at Taco Bell and other fast food places. Says it's easy work. It's quite strange. (he did grow up as a military brat).
Is he studying right now and is in the honeymoon phase (a crazy fanatic)?
WHY IS CO-WORKER SO HOSTILE? I DON'T GET IT BESIDE WHAT MY IDEA IS. PLEASE SHARE YOUR IDEAS.
Forgot to add that he is all talk and concern when I ask him a work related question or to show me how to do something work related. It's as if everything is fine and he looks at me and talks like nothing's wrong at all. WEIRD!