A bit of a follow up to Decided to report coworker for his consistent offensive "jokes". What to expect?
I have a coworker who says really disgusting and obscene things at work. I was going to complain about him but decided to wait a week so a can document specific examples. I know it's better to talk to him directly first, but usually he runs away after he says something or engages with the people who encourage him.
He annoys and distracts me a great deal. As such I haven't been talking to him as much. Today he directly called me out asking why I have been so quiet and haven't been talking so much. I said I thought I was being normal and he said I definitely wasn't and asked if something was wrong. I said no and tried my best to brush it off.
The encounter felt very uncomfortable like he was trying to force me to trust him. How should I handle such situations? If I were to be honest I would tell him I think he's an idiot but I don't see that as constructive.