A woman has revealed that she eats her lunch alone in the toilet as she was not close with any of her co-workers in the office.
Taking to Mumsnet, the unnamed woman explained that she was struggling to invite herself along as she didn’t want to feel like a burden.
“I was at work and all my colleagues went off for lunch,” she wrote. “I really struggle to invite myself along/tag along as I feel like a burden/not wanted (low self-esteem problems.”
She explained that she was not close to any of her co-workers and that they were all close.
“Today nobody asked me, I just looked up from my desk and all my colleagues had gone off to lunch,” she continued.
“I then felt embarrassed and didn’t want to walk into the canteen alone, and didn’t know what else to do.”
The woman said that she works near a town center so she spends her lunch break going to a public loo to waste time before walking to another public loo.
“Then, I forced myself to go into the canteen but felt so embarrassed that my colleagues would see me that I pretended to be busy on the phone, but I had nobody to call so I just phoned my doctor’s surgery up knowing there would be a long queue and I just sat on the queue for a bit before hanging up,” she went on.
“I know this is pathetic, I can see the errors of my ways but I just feel so sad at how my life has turned out.”
Mumsnet users were quick to make suggestions, with one person writing: “Perhaps don’t go to loos if there’s a next time! Go to a shop for a browse, take a route you don’t know for a change of scenery.”
Another said: “This makes me sad to read. Do you think you could take little steps forward?”
A third added: “Oh bless you! Can promise you, no one would judge you for sitting on your own at lunch!! I have learnt over time that actually I love to have my lunch by myself, to reset and relax.”
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