My co-worker and I eat lunch together in the workplace cafeteria every day.
The problem I have is this co-worker always expects me to inform them that it is lunch time so let us go. We have been working in this company for about a year now, and every day they expect me to invite.
I'm sure this is trivial, but I still feel that, at least once in a while, the other person should also invite. Once I told about this, the person replied, since my cubicle is little bit closer to cafeteria, you should invite.
If I simply stop inviting my co-worker to lunch, it might damage our relationship since this pattern has been going on for about a year. I don't want to keep inviting them every day if they do not bother to invite even once. The co-worker's behavior seems rude to me.
I want to keep having lunch every day with my co-worker and I don't want to damage our relationship. What can I say to my co-worker so that I don't have to (always) be the one to call attention to lunchtimes?