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laureth's avatar

Workplace curiosity (Likely NSFW).

Asked by laureth (27091 points ) November 21st, 2012

Let’s say you work in an office with about 100 other people. A small percentage of those other people are married couples, like Bob in Accounting and Carol in Engineering being married to each other. Do you think it is likely that most people will have imagined Bob and Carol’s bedroom shenanigans at some point or another, in their mind’s eye?

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bob_'s avatar

Mos def.

Seek's avatar

Of course. We also imagine Bob and Carol with cute copy room intern girl, maybe with deliciously adorable marketing boy, and occasionally (regretfully) old smelly guy who won’t effing retire already.

zenvelo's avatar

I don’t think I have ever imagined a couple’s sex life unless it was the topic of conversation. I don’t have much imagination about other men’s junk.

augustlan's avatar

I haven’t, in circumstances where I’ve worked with couples.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

To be honest I have never thought of that until you brought it up. Oh and to disturb your line of thought further there’s this: What looks funny on Grandma? Grandpa!

Shippy's avatar

Yes, I imagine everyone in bed even when there partners are not there. I mean…. ugh never mind!

psyonicpanda's avatar

Absolutely! you could only imagine what goes down if both would happen to have to work late. Oh, The shenanigans I could imagine!

filmfann's avatar

No, I don’t imagine couples I have worked with in bed together.
I have imagined them at dinner, though. I am not sure why, but I find dinner conversation to be much more important to a marriage than bedroom activities.

marinelife's avatar

I never think about other couples in bed.

lillycoyote's avatar

I suppose maybe some people might have thoughts about that. I think some people think about those things, but I think most people don’t. I don’t think people are as interested in our personal lives as we thing they are.

I think the only circumstances where it would cross my my mind, and it would be just as likely to happen seeing a couple at the grocery store as it would at work, would be if the couple somehow seemed kind of mismatched. If the guy was 6’ 7” and his wife was 5’ 1”, for example, and I’ve seen couples like that, I might think about or wonder about how they “do it” for a second or two, but otherwise it’s not something that crosses my mind.

glacial's avatar

I don’t think about other couples’ shenanigans… unless someone asks a question like this.

tedd's avatar

I would only imagine their “shenanigans” if at least she was attractive.

Mostly if I fantasize about any co workers it’s about how I would like me to be doing dirty things with them.

Cupcake's avatar

I’ve pictured them eating dinner together, but not eating each other out. Until now. Thanks~

bookish1's avatar

Eh, probably. Such conversation comes up at workplace happy hour more than I would like!

ucme's avatar

Not if she was a big fat person, the guy would have scratches on his arse off the lightbulb…not a good look.

Coloma's avatar

Hahaha…I doubt it would cross my mind, I’d be more likely to be secretly personality typing everyone and thinking ” I really HATE that ultra extreme anal Bob, he’s gotta be an ISTJ and I think I will sneak into his office and move his shit around just to watch him go nuts! lol

LuckyGuy's avatar

Most definitely. Since one of them is an engineer all sorts of things come to mind. Good things.

tups's avatar

Would probably cross my mind, yeah. Not always voluntarily, though.

Kardamom's avatar

We used to work with a horrible couple and a nice couple. Never thought about the nice couple in any other context except work. Most of us had really vivid, disgusting ideas about what the horrible couple was doing at home.

Mostly it involved her shouting orders at him in a German accent. Things like, “I want you to sand zee corns off of my schtinky feet vright now!!!” and him answering her back, all hunched over, in a voice similar to “Peter Lorre” saying something like “Hee hee hee hee, vill you allow me to pinch your bottom?” and she always answering back in a loud clipped tone, “No, you may not!”

This sustained us all for a long time.

Coloma's avatar

@Kardamom LOL, too funny!
I used to have this totally OCD friend and I always pictured her having to take like five showers pre and post sex and wouldn’t have been surprised if she made her husband dip his wick in a jug of hand sanitizer. hahaha

Coloma's avatar

@LuckyGuy You C.A.D.

cookieman's avatar

My wife and I have worked together three times over twenty-plus years. I certainly hope no one was imagining us doing the the horizontal mambo, as I’d hate to be responsible for their inevitable nausea.

Coloma's avatar

@cookieman Lol
Well..I am thankful that nobody is around here today to see me cooking in my PJ’s at 12:30 in the afternoon. I’m about to out in my extremely sexy green mud boots and stomp up the hill to fling a giant bowl of apple peelings into the woods.
I have this image in mind of being snagged by a mountain lion in my psychedelic PJ’s and neon green boots. haha
I’m counting on my boots scaring off any large predators.

wundayatta's avatar

On occasion, I’ll imagine myself with a woman (married or not), but I never imagine other people in bed together. If I’m not involved it doesn’t exist. I mean, it’s just not interesting.

Having said that, if the couple were to put a porno on the internet, I might check it out. Just from, you know, anthropological curiosity. ;-)

bkcunningham's avatar

Only if there is something funny, unusual or interesting about them physically. For instance, I worked with a couple who were married and she was very, very short and he was very, very tall. Everyone, including I, talked about how they did “it.”

I also worked with a couple who were like Felix and Oscar. I often wondered how he stood his partner’s breath and unkempt appearance since he was so neat and clean. I couldn’t imagine them doing “it.”

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