I just had an interesting experience here at work. To give a little background my cubicle is located near our General Manager's office which in turn becomes a high traffic area.
A guy who I've never met was escorting what seemed to be a new employee around the premises. He was showing her where everyone's office was, including the admin's cube which is located in front of mine.
Short guy with gray hair: This is Buffy's cube, Mark's office, and Tiffany's office.
Girl: Who's that back there?
Short guy with gray hair: (to me) Hi.
Me: Hi there.
Short guy with gray hair: (to girl) He's someone answering the phones. Anyways down here we have...
I told this story to my co-workers and one stated that he would be offended by this. I found it kind of funny actually that this man, who's appearance alone screams his life sucks because his wife is a gambling junkie and bangs the local barfly on a regular basis while he still pains over coming out of the closet, found me not important enough to introduce.
I also take comfort in the fact that I'm much cooler than he. I may be inferior in the salary department, but overall I'm the superior caliber of person. At least that's what I keep telling myself.
“To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” - E.E. Cummings.