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Old 09-10-08, 11:12 AM   #1
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Annoying Co-workers

The guy in the next cube over is loud and disgusting. Every day at lunch, and usually for a mid-afternoon snack, I hear him chewing with his mouth open, smack-smack-smack. This guy is at least 45 years old.

Grow up, and close your damn mouth!
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Old 09-10-08, 11:13 AM   #2
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you should hear my boss when he eats plums. Sucking & slurping on the damn things. It turns my stomach.
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Old 09-10-08, 11:14 AM   #3
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I have a room mate like that, only on the phone in her room. You can hear her downstairs. Its really annyoing when its after midnight and you're still awake cus she been on the phone for a damn hour already and, argh, want to kill her!
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Old 09-10-08, 11:14 AM   #4
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I hate it when coworkers trim their finger nails (and sometimes their toenails...save that for home, please!)
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Old 09-10-08, 11:15 AM   #5
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I have a coworker that sounds like he's coughing up a lung...can you say "dead man walking"?
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Yeah my cube-neighbor does the same thing... manners aren't that important to him. God forbid he sits down at our lunch table. He talks with food dribbling out of his mouth. It's pretty damn nasty...

Ugh...
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Old 09-10-08, 11:18 AM   #7
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My roommates do that! First time I ate with them was an experience - surprised any food stayed in their mouths the way they chewed! - and he finished by unabashedly licking his plate.
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I'm sure some are annoyed at me for my sudden outbreaks of imaginary drum playing!
However, no-one has come up to me and complained yet...so I guess there's nothing wrong.
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Old 09-10-08, 11:23 AM   #9
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i used to work with a guy who would crack walnuts at his desk.

and then another who would sip coffee doing the "ahhhh" thing after each sip.
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My coworkers get annoyed when I leave at 2pm every day to go ride my bike for 5 hours. Yay for coming in at 5am...
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Old 09-10-08, 11:32 AM   #11
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and then another who would sip coffee doing the "ahhhh" thing after each sip.
omg I just almost spit my hot tea out.

I'm sure everyone else in the room loved the snorting sounds.
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omg I just almost spit my hot tea out.
Did you make a really loud aahhhhhh sound afterward?
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Coworker that is a 'space invader.' I have to place things around me to deter him from sitting on my f'ing lap. He's real touchy too. And he moves my stuff around. I so want to punch him in the brain.
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Old 09-10-08, 11:44 AM   #14
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yes....coworkers are annoying. Won't say much more on the subject except:

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Old 09-10-08, 11:59 AM   #15
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Yes, I enjoy annoying my coworkers. Next question?
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Oh, I thought this thread was how to annoy Co-workers.
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I'm sure some are annoyed at me for my sudden outbreaks of imaginary drum playing!
Gah! I have another co-worker who does that, too. It wouldn't bother me, but the way the cubes are set up, every time he does it, an earthquake erupts in MY cube. I'd say something to him, but he would actually do it more--so I have to deal with his BS.
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The guy in the next cube over is loud and disgusting. Every day at lunch, and usually for a mid-afternoon snack, I hear him chewing with his mouth open, smack-smack-smack. This guy is at least 45 years old.

Grow up, and close your damn mouth!
You should tell him it sounds good and all the other co workers agree that next time he should bring enough for all of you.
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The woman in the cube behind me is constantly getting calls on her cell phone throughout the day, and she has this LOUD Mozart piano sonata ring tone. Our office is dead quiet, so everyone can hear it. It seriously goes off like 4 or 5 times a day. It was even addressed at one of our department meetings, but she continues to do it. How oblivious can you be?

She also has this loud yawn that drives me crazy.
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you should hear my boss when he eats plums. Sucking & slurping on the damn things. It turns my stomach.
This reminds me of a line from "I Love Lucy". Ethel is noisily eating chocolates, and Lucy tells her (this may not be the exact wording):

"When you eat it sounds like a cow pulling its foot out of the mud."
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one of my co worker used to almost throw up evey time someone would belch. I did not like her so I drank diet cokes all day and every time I seen her I belched real loud. She went clear up the chain of command around here. Seems there is no rule about it. She quit. And I quit belching. Kinda fun.
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The guy in the next cube over is loud and disgusting. Every day at lunch, and usually for a mid-afternoon snack, I hear him chewing with his mouth open, smack-smack-smack. This guy is at least 45 years old.

Grow up, and close your damn mouth!
Say something... Politely.
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Dang, I thought you wanted advice on how to annoy co workers.
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Maybe you should eat a very high fiber diet and then walk around the office and cut the cheese in their cubes. I've heard it does wonders for making them stay away from you
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