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AlmondSauce622374dHeh, a guy where I used to work made these snide remarks all the time. I spoke to him several times about it, he always dismissed it as "Come on almond, just a bit of banter". I spoke to the manager about it, he also dismissed it as "just banter", nothing really happened.
So I decided to join in. One meeting, he said the same thing and I came out with:
"Careful Bob, we don't want to mention your little incident the other month do we!"
"Eh? What you on about?"
"Best left unsaid, anyway, carrying on..."
"No seriously, what?!"
"Bob, don't worry about it, just banter! Anyway, so how are we managing the release schedule, I'd recommend..."
Bob came out of said meeting furious, stormed in the manager's office, demanded I was disciplined, manager called me in too.
I replied "Come on Bob, just a bit of banter." The manager laughed. Bob lost it completely and started shouting and swearing.
Bob was disciplined.