steve: hi mike. have you met the new hire in the business development department?
mike. no, i haven't had the pleasure yet.
steve. trust me - it's not a pleasure to meet him!
mike. steve! that's not like you at all to say nasty things about a colleague.
steve. well just wait to you meet him. i think he is a real pig.
mike. why do you have that impression?
steve: he is rude, unfriendly and too pushy.
mike: maybe he is just suffering from culture shock being in a new company.
steve: well he needs to learn the culture of this office pretty quickly or he will make lots of enemies.
mike: its up to us to help him make friends then!
1) new hire: a new member of staff
i always try to ask new hires to lunch on their first day to make them feel more relaxed.
2) nasty: mean, unfriendly
when i was younger there was a nasty dog next door that always barked at me in the mornings.
3) impression: your view of someone's character
there is an old saying that you can only make one first impression. people will often judge you by their first impression of you.
4) pushy: too aggressive
when i went to buy a new tv that sales guy was so pushy that i just left the store.