We all know certain noises poison the office atmosphere, making it difficult to get any work done. It’s not just amusing but also therapeutic to figure out how to classify these audiosyncracies. To get you started, here are three noisemakers we could live without:
Clickers are frustrated musicians, whose sole outlet is to click one object on their desk against another. A pen against a coffee mug. A paperclip against a keyboard. Drumming their fingers against the desktop. It’s akin to Chinese water torture: The repetition of the smallest act drives you crazy.
There’s no relief even when the Clicker stops. Then you have the panicky anticipation of the sound starting all over again.
Be it coffee, tea or soup, some of us never drop the sippy cup. Slurping is no-no. It’s a question of manners. Slurping sucks.
Why can’t that guy lube or replace his desk chair? It squeaks every time he sits down, reaches for something, or leans a fraction of an inch. It’s like not replacing that old bed whose squeal lets everyone know what you’re up to. The difference: here the torture goes on all day. And in case there’s any doubt, let it be known. He’s working that squeak for all it’s worth.
Who or what puts you on edge? Please share by Commenting below…