Post # 1
My office consists of a bunch of side by side cubicles. I sit in a corner next to a window with a girl who sits to my left side. Well this girl not only talks all day long and loves twitter but its the habit she has that really gets me. 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. Not only is it gross to look at but she doesn’t care who sees her do this as she works all day long. I have never seen such a thing…I am on the phone right now on hold with another company and was just watching her and thought to myself I have to share this with someone…anyone else go through anything like this at work??
Post # 3
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 # 4
@1inthechamber: Nope she is aware…she seems to have no shame in doing it. And eew the shoe thing is super gross lol
Post # 5
@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 # 6
@1inthechamber: Holy s#!t. No. Just no.
@Tinkerbride13: What in the world? Does anyone else notice? Has anyone called her out on it?
Post # 7
Da fuq did I just visualize? I’m gonna pray and thank God that I have my own office….gaaaaahhh!
Post # 8
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
@Tinkerbride13: ew that’s disgusting! i don’t think i could even look in her direction. i’d feel nauseated
Post # 10
@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
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
@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.
Post # 14
@sienna76: Yup she does it all day long and people watch her. I asked her once why the pencil and she said she likes the smell of the eraser..
Post # 15
@OldMrsMcDonald: Yes I am not the only one who has seen her she doesn’t seem to be embarrassed in the least.
Post # 16
@KateByDesign: Nope no shame…I asked her about it one day. She said she does it at home and in the car too lol