"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
If we start thinking about why the other person is asking this question. we will lose our focus on the subject we are working and we will get diverted. This may cause them some delay in the work in their hand or some other good work on hand. So it is better not to look from a different angle and consider the coworkers as their friends and go ahead.
Perhaps the phrase 'politically incorrect' denotes something different.
“Khamosh rahoon toh mushkil hain, keh doon toh shikayat hoti hain" (It is difficult to remain silent; But if I speak, they complain.) --------- Saba Afghani