Colleague: "I can't believe we lost the fucking nursing home bed for this patient."
Colleague: "Please excuse my language."
I don't mean to look so offended when somebody curses at work in my presence. I'm not actually offended.
But it does seem out of place to me. I don't curse at work or at home or really anywhere. At home, I don't want my kids to pick up that habit. And at work, I just don't think it's appropriate.
But on the other hand, I don't want a reputation as the prude who doesn't like it when people curse. Hey, it's not like I complain out loud or anything.