Okay, I have joined in on the rants that have been going on here lately but this is one I could use your witty advice about.
We have a new janitor in our building. He got hired because he is the husband of the best friend of the daughter of my bosses close friend. (if that made sense). He has lived in the US like 10 years and been employed here a few months. He is a little Hispanic guy and his english definitely leaves something to be desired. I took some Spanish in high school so I try to run interference with the boss and I have been teaching the boss some pleasantries in Spanish. Just basic stuff like hi, how are you, have a good day and such.
I have really tried to make him feel welcome in our office.
Every morning, every time we bump into each other in the hall, every day, several times a day, he cheerfully greets me with a smile on his face. “Gorda!!!”, he exclaims, evidently thinking I am too stupid to know that gorda means fat.
I doubt this guy is going to lose his job over this. But it is unacceptable. I have been letting it slide for a few days now thinking he would get a clue. And I am worried about confronting him because I will either cry (which I do out of anger and frustration) or seriously (and I am not joking) cause bodily injury to this guy.