I know this is two weeks old, but I just came across it and need to add! I have SO many….sorry ahead of time! I also would like to preface, that I am actually not a Debbie Downer, Miserable Mary, but this long list will make me sound like one, or both. I have worked here almost 5 years, have a desk in the middle of everything and everyone and just noticed a lot (a lot) of things….
-A woman next to me talks (complains) all.day.long to her computer when annnoying people email her. “OH. EMMM. GEEEE” sighs the most exagerrated sigh, so loud, then then stomps to a co-workers office and complains about it. If they are not in their office, she walks to the next office until someone, ANYONE will listen to her complain.
-Another woman has personal phone calls with her door open, yelling on the other end.
-Both of those women also have this habit of laughing (almost hysterically) after every single statement they make, when it is zero % funny and no one laughs. It’s like a nervous habit.
-A girl that shares a cube wall with me has a hearing impairment and wears a hearing aide and never hears her phone but we all do, it’s sooo loud. sometimes we have to go over to her and tell her it’s ringing. She doesn’t do it on purpose though, she is the sweetest girl ever so we feel so bad telling her about it b/c she is genuinily so embarassed and sorry, so we just let it happen. She will put it on silent but not hear it vibrating in her bag and aganst things in her bag and it’s not a one buzz, its a quick buzz, buzz, buz, long buzzzzz, quick buzz, buzz, buzz and repeats over and over.
-Another woman has a reminder alert on her phone that goes off every day at 4pm, and it is wind chimes. it goes off at the same time everyday, but when she has a meeting not at her desk during that time, it goes off for 20 minutes until she comes back to her office. That or I go and close her door, so only hear faintly. If you know it goes off at 4pm, and you’re going to be in a meeting at 4pm, turn it off!
-A woman two desks from me does that thing where when she has an itchy throat (daily) does this snorting, weird, inhaling her phlegm really hard thing into her throat and then makes a weird frog like noise to scratch the inside of her throat…I can’t explain the noise! It is something that you absolutely should NOT do at your desk, or in public anywhere.
-Another girl next to me has personal phone with her parents, for like 20 minutes at a time, multiple times a day.
-My bff at work, used to share a cube wall with me, and this is one of the things that shouldn’t bother me, but she brings in a yogurt that she packs from home in a mason jar and eats when she comes in. She opens it, gets granola from her drawer, pours it in and mixes it. I don’t know what it is, but the sound of the yogurt getting stirred it so gross sounding to me and then the spoon hitting the sides. I have to get up from my desk. Again, another rediculously sweet girl, and if I ever would say to her it bothers me (which I wouldn’t b/c again, it’s a totally unreasonable thing to get annoyed at) she would totally stop bringing it, and I would never want her to stop eating her faves breakfast b/c it is “annoying someone.”
-Heating up fish or burning popcorn in the communal kitchen!!!!!!! NO FISH IN THE MICROWAVE, EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Another weirdo, unreasonable annoyance is when women wear backless, platform sandals and walk past my desk and I can hear the skin peeling from the sole of the shoe with every step. hahaha.
With all that being said, my last day here is the 15th and I know I am going miss these things!