Annoying coworker with strange habit

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Oh hell no…wtf? Maybe she is unaware that she does this or thinks that no one notices. I would ask her about it. And I would never use a pencil in that office again.

I worked with someone who would remove her shoes and sniff them all day. If you happened to leave your shoes around, she would also sniff those.

 

Post # 5
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6073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Tinkerbride13:  “She sucks her thumb as she works while simultaneously holding a pencil in the same hand while she rubs the outside of her nose with the eraser end of the pencil also sticking it in and out of her nose as she sniffs on the eraser.”

 

OMG my ex H did that sucking thing except the pencil was his middle finger.  A grown as 32 year old man. 

Post # 7
Member
889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Da fuq did I just visualize?  I’m gonna pray and thank God that I have my own office….gaaaaahhh!

 

Post # 8
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3989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would totally call her out.  A lot of people don’t realize they do things like this – and if they do, they don’t think that anyone has noticed.

Just say something like, “Hey ___, what’s with the thumb sucking?”

She may be a little embarrassed…but christ!  She’s sucking her thumb in public and deserves it!

Post # 9
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422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Tinkerbride13:  ew that’s disgusting! i don’t think i could even look in her direction. i’d feel nauseated

Post # 10
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4944 posts
Honey bee

@1inthechamber:  I know this is wrong, but the whole shoe-sniffing thing made me laugh out loud. That is really, really bizarre.

The pencil and thumb thing is bizarre, too. Just … wow. There is so much weirdness in the world.

@Tinkerbride13:  I agree with 1inthechamber … I would make sure to bring my own pencils and pens to work, just to make sure I avoided the “nosey” ones. Yikes!

Several years ago, I worked in a small office. One of the people had a habit of sitting around naked, which I learned about when I accidentally walked in on them. Awkward …

Post # 11
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Gross, yes, say something.

I’ve seen lots of people do weird things at work.. from nose picking, to ball rubbing.

One person would take a drink of water, and then spit it back into the container… wth? Gross.

I called all of them on it and they never did it around me anymore.

Post # 12
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6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Tinkerbride13:  What the hell? I came in here planning to tell you about the pair of sisters who both spent upwards of an hour doing their eyeliner at work each day, but holy shit! Your story is just beyond weird. 

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