There’s this guy at work who keeps trying to be overly friendly with me, and talk to me while my headphones are on, and be generally polite and say hello every morning. This is usually fine if it’s just a regular “good morning,” but I’m not somebody you want to try and have a conversation with at work if I hardly know you and don’t interact with you often.
It took me nearly a year before I felt comfortable idly chit-chatting with Cyllia the secretary and the regulars here. I take a loooonnng time to warm up to people. That’s just who I am, and I tend to keep things as business-like as possible for as long as possible. I’m not at work to make friends. I’m at work to work, and write, and blog, and play Insaniquarium.
I am not here to make idle chit-chat when I’m half-awake and grumpy.
Also, I am drinking ice tea this morning instead of coffee.
That’s enough to make anybody anti-social.