I went with a friend that was a girl. My friend said that since we were going to a birthday party. That she would feel uncomfortable going without having a gift.
My friend picked out a pair of earrings for $10 and a necklace for $35. It was a mom and pop store so they said the earrings were free. So the total was $35.
My friend took the gift out of her purse and gave it to the birthday girl. She said it was $50 and that I bought it for her. She was really happy and hugged me twice. Once from the front and once from the side. Something I did not expect.
The birthday girl went dancing and then was done and walked by me and my friend saying the I love you guys.
My friend then disappeared literally. I turned around and could not find her.
She showed up twenty minute later and said she went to go talk to the birthday girls friends.
We stood around for and hour and friend said she wanted to leave and said I wanted to stick around.
My friend took off again for 30 minutes.
She came back and said the girl was upset that I had a crush on her and she was not interested in me. She said the girl thought I was stalking her and was going to give me back the necklace at work because she thought it was inappropriate because it was so much money ($50) even though I actually paid $35 and my friend had picked the stuff out and I had only paid for them.
I did not believe the wild and crazy story and told my friend she was making it up and we left right then with me upset and my friend said she felt sick because of the loud music.
I saw the girl at work Monday and she didnít act weird or anything so I completely thought my friend made it up.
I saw the girl also Wednesday in the hall and I walked by her and said Hi and she said nothing, but kind of fake smiled which she always does.
Yesterday I asked her if she wanted to hang out over the weekend and she freaked out saying that she gave the necklace to our boss and that that wanted to keep our relationship professional. I was in shock that the crazy story was true and responded Iím fine with that.
Should the boss have taken the necklace from her or told her that it was not work related since it had nothing to do with our workplace. It was at 10:00 at night at a scummy dance club.
Could I get in trouble for anything?
How should I respond when confronted by our boss or Human Resources?