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From childhood through the end of college, making friends seems like a natural thing: You just meet someone you have a few things in common with—or whose company you enjoy—and the two of you have a ton of fun together.

When you're an adult in the workplace, however, striving to get a job done in an office where anyone might turn out to be a complete weirdo or jerk, social interaction feels more like a trap. When is it appropriate to start joking around with a co-worker, or suggest a happy hour drink together? Do you really want to know about their personal life? Also, what's their name, again?

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So we can totally understand why someone tried to break the ice with a little cross-cubicle note-swapping. Too bad it went down the way it did.

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Welp, time to polish that résumé—there's no way you can ever go back now.