I'd love to hear some input on the following.
I'm 'lucky enough' to be blessed with a short & stocky frame (5'6" and doing my best to maintain a 33" waist). I'm no stranger to short and stocky humor and find I do best to not engage and let it pass. People generally pick up on my lack of engagement and seem a bit embarrassed to being such a jack-ass. For the first time I have to face a bit of this at work. Today I received two semi-secret gifts. Miniature Garden gnomes...
Ok... good one guys. I already knew that the shop floor guys have given me that nick name. All the management types have nick names and garden gnome isn't too bad considering the others.
I called these semi-secret gifts because at the afternoon holiday function I came into my office/cube space and effectively caught two of santa's little helpers dropping off the gift(s). I didn't realize what exactly they were doing and they promptly left (giggling). These two are not from the shop floor. They are from a department I expect a bit more from. Their deparment happens to be the same department that I've been pointing a microscope at.
My initial inclination is to put the gifts away, take a personal note, and other wise ignore the incident. What would you do?