It seems like everyone talks with emojis these days, and they all have double meanings. I'm not too hip to the emoji world, the most I'll usually muster is the manually typed in :) or :( faces, which is kind of old school but I don't have time to scroll through endless pages of different emoji choices. Maybe for a joke here and there I'll take those few extra steps, but that has to be an extenuating circumstance.
And just because it's news to me, here's a heads up to all the older bosses who might not to up to date on the hip lingo the kids use these days, the zucchini and eggplant aren't as innocent as they used to be. In text language, they're now used in the place of another phallic object. A phallic object that could end in a Human Resources violation.
Twitter user Zoe's boss probably didn't understand the symbolism when they gave her a zucchini and then winked as they walked away. Zoe took to Twitter to share the odd exchange...
And people immediately suggested that she take it to HR, because thanks to the emoji-laden world we live in today, gifting someone a zucchini is a very, very strong invitation to someone that you're interested in partaking in the no-pants dance with them.
But there's a twist, people. One that Zoe was quick to clarify, because her boss wasn't a dude. Nope, it was an older white woman who loves her garden and everything that comes out of it.
And Twitter had a pretty good laugh at the whole thing.
Someone probably needs to tell her boss about emojis. Unless the boss knew what she was doing all along and thought that "an older woman" wouldn't be pegged for sexual harassment.