Dear Adrian, we just had an office party and played Secret Santa. My mystery gift I received was 5 packs of Breath Mints. I feel offended... Should I report this to HR?
Jane Dear Jane, It's Christmas! Chill out a little! Sometimes, we do get joke gifts... Just smile and enjoy the gag. However, it could also be a subtle hint from a colleague that you might need an 'oral refresh' more often than you realise... Just treat it as a piece of valuable feedback! And don't bother HR with this... It will only make you look small, and when word gets around, even more people will know about this incident. Just take a deep breath and laugh it off. Enjoy your Christmas, Jane! And remember to floss!!