I was reading this article http://www.wikihow.com/Build-Rapport and trying to figure what went wrong at work with my fellow employee Jay. I thought we were getting along as co-workers. We joked and laughed, we did our jobs, we talked about private stuff & family stuff. I never thought this would happen but the other day we were having a conversation and all of of sudden he blurted out at me: "You’re a hypocrite! I see that Office (meaning my Christian Prayer Book)

http://write4.net/media/tmp/1/60_40_novik52c3iqlqn802iogf49ve2_holdingbible.jpg that you bring to work. You tear people down!"

I was shocked and didn’t know what to say except "I do not!" But then I had to really think, is this the image I portray to others? What happened to my Christ & Mary image I was trying to imitate? Am I really that bad of a person?

Of course our rapport just got the ice water treatment. There goes my personal conversations with this man, who by the way, is just a few years younger than me. I’m still trying to figure out what I said or did that set him off but our relationship has gotten real cold. So now I come to work, say hello and do my job with very little conversation between us except company business. I still bring my Prayer Book and if I get a break say my Office Prayers, and I’m trying to watch what I say in front of him so as not to be a {HYPOCRITE!}