OK. Today my colleague announced to a room of people I was full of bullshit and a liar. A couple of people laughed at his outburst. I'm a bit floored. For context, I have been there a few months in a respected industry. A couple of weeks ago we had a team meeting where it was about getting to know each other better and we were encouraged to share facts about ourselves. They were surprised to hear I play a couple of instruments well enough that I have helped teach kids, and that I was a child actress on the stage. All true and as far as sharing goes, that's not outlandish right? Moving on, my long term Dp still works in the business, and works with famous people on an almost daily basis. This is something in my business environment I keep guarded. I'm generally vague about his job when asked, explaining only his role but would never name drop as its crass and has no bearing on either of us as a family. Anyway, the only thing I can think of is this colleague mentioned something to me a couple of weeks ago, and I corrected him as I know Dp is involved in what was mentioned (sorry to be vague)! Anyway, colleague said in what I thought was a jokey way 'bullshit', so I laughed it off and said if he wanted to know more then check out Dp's imdb page. Anyhow, it seemed lighthearted and he never asked for Dp's name anyway. Today a bunch of people were talking and laughing, as I approached this colleague basically said something along the lines of 'oh, if we tell you what we were talking about you probably have a story about them. You are full of bullshit.' again, I only ever had a brief chat with him as I said above, and I NEVER talk about details of dps work or my past. (Other than that meeting, but other people were sharing equally random things) Honestly don't know if it was some kind of passive aggressive bullying or what?! I didn't really respond at the time other than a bewildered 'everyone has a life, and ummm, nope. What am I bullshiting about?'
Thinking about it, the first time he said it obviously wasn't banter as I thought, now I'm home and a bit cross he spoke to me like that. So, wwyd? Ask him on Monday if he has a problem and what it is? Ignore what he said?
What an unpleasant and unnecessary thing to say. He essentially won't believe that you may have more interesting connections and activities than he does?
You don't need to prove anything to anyone. The people that matter already believe you (and wouldn't mind even if you'd made something like that up). This person sounds like a waste of your mental energy.
Sounds to me like he is goading you so you get angry and tell him more about your dp's work and the famous people he knows / works with.
Some people get very offended when someone hints at something but then never actually talk about it. They feel like you are either lying or get upset that you hinted and feel aggrieved that you do not disclose more.