I work in a legal/corp environment with cubicle desks. My coworker to the left of me is an older woman (early 50s) and can be a bit of a tattle tale/goody two shoes type of person. She's nice on the surface but can be a bit nit picky on things and always likes to brag how she's been in the field for so many years and knows more than the attorneys we work for.
I'm fairly new to the company (about 7 months) and she is the one that sort of trained me with the office systems, so we established a sort of friendship and get along well which is why it surprised me how she reacted to this situation.
Before I came along, there was this other coworker who would always spray Lysol and people started complaining especially my coworker. The office manager sent out an email that we were not to spray things to avoid peoples sensitivities.
I never use any such things even before said policy went into effect but this time right as we were getting ready to leave for the day (about 15 min before) I used a hand sanitizer/spritz that I had received and didn't realize it would have a strong scent. She asked me if I'd sprayed something and I said "Yes. Did it smell bad!?" She then went on to lecture me how we cannot spray anything not even deodorant etc. I apologized and told her that it was an honest mistake and I just didn't think it'd have a strong scent but that I was sorry and would not even bring it back. In a very snotty voice she told me that she would have to let the office manager know of this.
This was my one and only time doing this. I apologized and didn't in any way do it to be defiant. I kind of just by inertia used it. Absentmindedly and I told her I was sorry.
I am a bit hurt by her nasty reaction and even proclaiming to go to the office manager. I mean I accepted my error and she wouldn't let it go.
I am not sure if she actually will talk to her but should I wait until the office manager asks me what happened?
Is this coworker blowing things out of proportion?