Aww! Just look at this little guy. He’s cute, soft, and looks cuddly too. He’s actually a warning signal much like color-coded flag system by American College of Sports Medicine which I first encountered when I ran Grandma’s Marathon.
You see, there is a co-worker at my new company who has a reputation for his tendency towards surprise attacks. On the surface, much like Teddy, he is handsome, well-dressed, and a real charmer. I know. Lately, he’s been spreading it on real thick. He wants to go out to lunch and “catch up.” Unfortunately, he’s not that way with everyone all the time.
Although I have seen the result of his actions, I have yet to witness them first-hand…thankfully. I’ve only been saved from the attacks because I haven’t challenged his opinion or methodology. Also, if you are nice to me, I will be nice to you in turn.
Still, when my colleagues wave the bear, I take the warning seriously, and take precautions. I even evacuate the area if possible.