Post # 1
So my company rents space from a larger firm. The secretary for that firm is sick, I guess, because she is clearing her throat then spitting in her garbage can. EVERY 10 MINUTES!
Hawking loogies in the office? Who the hell does thats???
My office is around the corner from her and I hear it. I work with only 2 other people. Her company has about 20 people. None of her people seem to mind from what I can tell.
Post # 3
@janinaPK: Oh my gosh just reading that makes me feel sick to my stomach. I get that when people are sick, they can’t help being sick, but I really, REALLY hate when people make no effort to minimize their impact on those around them, including sounds. Can’t she quietly use a tissue or whatever instead of spitting in the trash for all to hear?? Geesh! When I’m sick I do as much a possible to avoid being like this, often times ignoring my own discomfort rather than making everybody around me uncomfortable. Ahhhh I just cant stand it!
Post # 4
@janinaPK: ugh. I have a coworker who is sick now too and she is doing the same thing. So gross. Its like she is trying to make as much noise as possible so everyone feels sorry for her. At my old job my crazy boss would get too drunk and take to many pills the night before and she would just throw up in her trash can all morning long, right next to me. Yuck….needless to say she got fired lol
Post # 7
OMFG that is sooooooooo disgusting!
Post # 8
Sooo digusting! I wish I hadn’t read that – now I want to throw up.
Post # 9
Don’t ever travel in China (or hang out in the San Fran or Oakland Chinatown). That’s totally normal and encouraged there. We spent 5 weeks all over China a year and a half ago, and it made my skin crawl every time I heard it – which was every few minutes. YUCK.
Post # 10
@janinaPK: I can’t stand that sound! I have a spit thing… like I hate to see or hear other people spitting, especially hacking up something! UGH! I feel so bad for you! Hang in there!
Post # 11
I had a boss who suddenly got a case of sores and bumps on her face. She finally saw a doctor but came right back and kept working. When she’d leave her desk my coworkers would immediately spray her area with Lysol.
Post # 12
I think what’s more disgusting is swallowing it!
Post # 13
@Birdi: +1 but still, use a tissue! I cough up crap all the time and that’s what I do.
Post # 14
@SarahTee: totally unrelated but yay penn state! Hahah
and I’d say something…honestly, that’s what bathrooms are for.
Post # 15
@TheyCallMeMrsC: Was she contagious? If not, what was she supposed to do?
Post # 16
OMG there’s a girl who sits in front of my husband at work that does that all day every day! So disgusting!!! I don’t even stop by his desk that often, but when I do–I hear that gross sound and she spits and ugh….gross gross gross