Please don't quote, I should DD this later.
For anyone that did not catch my vent post earlier this week, I am a sales assistant at a technology resale company. Basically I assist the outside sales reps in their quoting and ordering. I love the sales rep that I assist now (let's call him M), so that is hunky-dory, until recently.
They hired a new outside sales rep for our office, and I am supposed to be the one to assist him while he is starting out. The VP told M and I that I only have to help him when he is out of the office, and when he is in-office he should be doing it himself so that he can learn the processes.
This new guy - we'll call him J - is odd, just off the bat. He has a old-school military crew cut and likes to wax eloquent on the origin of the phrase "God bless you", and interrogate people about pierogies. Also, he evidently already hates the VP, for no apparent reason. He has flipped him off behind his back and said things to M like, "He won't f*cking like me but he will f*cking respect me!" All of this about his BRAND NEW boss - if you hate the man that much already, why in God's name did you accept his job offer??
So J gets wind that I will be assisting him, and he has been up my ass ever since. He keeps asking me to go to lunch with him (we don't really do that here, everyone does their own thing for lunch for the most part so it was odd in this atmosphere), and when he FINALLY accepted no for an answer after the fifth time I told him I was all set (over three days of him asking me), he asked me if I like wine, and told me he will bring in a case of homemade wine for me. Today I get in, and he said, "I have a present for you! Have you ever heard of pepper jelly? I make this myself - if you would be so kind as to return the bottle when you're done, I can make you more!"
Not to mention that when he asked M to help him with something this morning because I wasn't there yet, M said, "Sure, and I can show you how to do it too." J told M that he had no f*cking intention of ever f*cking learning our system. M asked how he intended to get things done - J said he planned to build a relationship with me and have me do it all for him.
Everyone in the office thinks it is hilarious, and I definitely see the humor, but none of them are getting random presents from a man who is, in EVERY sense of the word, a stranger!! I don't get the sense that he is hitting on me at all, but he is certainly trying to butter me up to be his b*tch. And I'm sorry dude, but I cannot be bought.
I just told M that I am ready for Twilight Zone week to end, because this gets more bizarre every day. Am I off base for thinking this is all weird?