I was recently asked out by a guy I work with. He caught me completely off guard, and we have a tentative date planned for next week. Personally, I think dating someone you work with is akin to shitting where you eat, and nothing good can come of this. He's a nice guy, and different circumstances might lead to a different situation, but all-in-all it's an unwise choice to go out with him. FOCUS: How do you let someone down easy? Do you have any good on-liners that let the person know, "Thanks, but no thanks," and still keep a civil relationship with them? ALT FOCUS: Have you been rejected? Were they nice about it, or did you pull a Tobias Funke and go and sit in the shower, biting on a washcloth to stifle the sobs?