Is male friend doing something not right here?
I have a good male friend at work that has turned into a friends with benefits situation, maybe a little more. He works in the same department as I. (Yeah, I know.) We hang out often & it's all great - physically and mentally. It's been about four months that we've been keeping company.
In the past few months, the department has had a student who is doing an educational clinical rotation. Female student "wants him bad" and is quite friendly/forward with him. I recently find out that they have been going out walking at lunch. I knew nothing of this for a few months. Female student is quite the aggressive type and this had supposedly started by her inviting herself out with him when he goes to lunch. (Fyi, most people think she is quite annoying; she talks all the time; gets in everyone's business and tells everyone she meets extremely intimate details of her life. O.K., to be blunt she tells everyone she deals with at all about her breast implants. Then, she sits down next to me one day and tells me that she "is pierced everywhere". No fooling. Yeah, gross, I know. And, at her educational clinical rotation, no less. Many people use the word "crazy" to describe her, actually, and avoid dealing with her. She is mid 30's, btw. Oh, and male friend and I are very much not the pierced everywhere type of people.
Him walking with her is killing me and he doesn't understand it.
He says that he is not involved with her and it does seem probably that that is true right now. He says he doesn't like her in that way. However, I only see it as an easy and small jump to more than that. He is young and seems to like her attention. It is killing me.
Also, he is very talented at his work, professional and has a great future in his career. He is quite well regarded and was promoted rather quickly. I think him going walking at lunch with this girl is rather unprofessional. Our work environment is extremely gossipy with many very, very not nice, catty people.
Your opinions, please?
Thanks so very much.
Oh, her clinical rotation will end in a few weeks, thank goodness.