I'm usually the second guy to arrive at the office in the morning. Rick, one of my co-workers, gets there before me each day. I don't know Rick very well yet, but he seems pretty sharp and he's always well groomed.
I walked into the office on Friday morning and passed by Rick's desk. He was wearing a cowboy hat. You don't see many cowboy hats in San Francisco, especially in our semi-hip SOMA neighborhood. They're rare animals in a software development environment.
"Hey, Rick!" I called out. "What's up with the hat?"
"I just decided to wear it today," he replied.
"Oh, is it funny hat day?" I asked, eager to make a Simpson's references and banter with my co-worker.
"Does this seem like a funny hat?" he asked, completely seriously.
"Oh...uh... THAT hat? No. Noooo! That's a nice hat! Oktimetoworknow!" I spewed nervously, rushing to my desk.
So, who had "4 weeks" as their answer in the "How Long Will It Take Mike To Offend A New Co-Worker?" pool? You win!