Me: [Whistling the tune of “Every breath you take” by the Police]
Coworker: I don’t like that song anymore.
Me: You still remember that?
Flashback to over a year ago. It is only a few weeks after the coworker started working/training under me. I am driving him home in my car. The song comes on the radio.
Coworker: Oh. I like this song.
Me: Yeah? Sting?
Coworker: Yes. It’s a good song.
♪ Every breath you take ♫
♪ and every move you make ♫
♪ Every bond you break ♫
♪ Every step you take, ♫
I’ll be watching you
Coworker: [Nervous laughter]
Me: [more menacingly]
♪ Every single day ♫
♪ and every word you say ♫
♪ Every game you play ♫
♪ Every night you stay, I’ll be watching you ♫
Coworker: Oh god.
Me: Wait, here comes the good part.
♪ Oh can’t you see you belong to me? ♫
♪ How my poor heart aches with every step you take ♫
Coworker: [laughter, followed by silence]
Me: [continuing singing]
♪ Every move you make and every vow you break ♫
♪ Every smile you fake ♫
♪ Every claim you stake, I’ll be watching you ♫
Coworker: I don’t think I like this song anymore.
Me: Yeah, this is a pretty ridiculous song out of context. I guess it’s pretty bad even in context.
Back to the present
The whistling has stopped. Both are working in silence for a few minutes.
Coworker: Yes Alban.
Me: You belong to me.
Coworker: I know.