A list of ten office annoyances in no particular order because they are all particularly annoying.
Dontcha hate it when....
1.) .... you’re in the vicinity of a “loud talker”. This person seems to yell on the phone and to their visiting co workers. They even talk to themselves too loudly. And when they decide to use the speakerphone, you decide to use your earplugs.
2.) .... a co worker comes into work even though they are sneezing, coughing, and nose blowing. You wish they would stay home, get better quickly so they can come back and do their fair share of work. Instead they choose to spread their germs around the office, get everyone else sick and be counterproductive. Don’t they know that’s what “sick days” are for?
3.) .... you overhear personal and/or health information. Make appointments for the removal of ingrown toenails and discuss the “nitty gritty” details of a messy divorce from the confines of your own home, please.
4.) .... your deep thought process is interrupted by the constant sound of gum snapping, fingernail tapping, drink slurping, pen clicking, or lip smacking. You wonder “where’s your manners??”
5.) .... you are having an A-B conversation with a co worker and employee C stops by to add their “two cents”. A lot of the times, cubicle settings and crammed offices can put employees in close settings making it impossible not to overhear most conversations but it would be nice if everyone would mind their own business.
6.) .... your office mate is always singing, humming, or mumbling. Save it for the shower!
7.) .... something is smelly. Wether its last week’s microwaved tuna delight or the scent of a post gym workout. Fragrant foods are meant to be enjoyed in the break room or outside and showers should be taken after working out. Those experiencing reactions to food such as belching and flagellants should immediately excuse themselves to the bathroom!
8.) .... your refrigerator property is used or discarded despite what seems like countless efforts of appropriately labeling and strategically placing goods.
9.) .... the coffee pot is empty, the printer needs paper, or the bottle needs to be switched out on the water cooler. After it happens so many times you start to wonder if you are the only one that takes care of these issues.
10.) .... the sound of an obnoxious cellphone ringer fills the room. That is what the “vibrate” function is for!
Most people would think that the pet peeves listed above would be such obvious “no-nos” but unfortunately there is at least one culprit guilty of each of the ten in every office.