Why would someone take an interest in someone they hate?

My coworkers can t stand me despite never having a real conversation with me. They are always staring at me while I work, laughing at me, etc. Then one day, a lady walked up to me and started asking me questions(what school I went to, how old I was, etc.). I felt confused and uncomfortable because she had just talked about me to other coworkers, and I couldn t understand why she would take a sudden curiosity in someone that she constantly belittles. I gave her short, simple answers until she gave up and left me alone. What was the deal with that? She also asked me what my hobbies were, and I said acting and writing. She became really quiet after this.
Asked Mar 21, 2016

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