I’ve watched the hit TV series “The Office” maybe two or three times, and my husband thinks the characters are pretty darn funny. Little did he know that I actually ate lunch with them, reported to them, or sat in the same aisle as them. So, yeah….I feel like I could write my own TV series about people at the office.
Let’s see, where should we start? Oh yes… Everyone has a co-worker (or seven) with odd mannerisms. Like the one who makes French pressed coffee at their desk and then walks the floor while cradling a biggie-sized mug and slurping caffeine. Heaven help us if they press a second cup because the sound of coffee being dragged between their lips will never end. Or the one who pops their chewing gum as if it’s an Olympic event. Their routine consists of constant chomping, smacking, slurping, snapping, cracking, blowing and popping with their mouth open, and then they suck it back into their mouth and do it all over again. Sigh…at least they’re not clipping their nails.
Wait…one more, the one who high fives you after every third sentence. A high five? Really? Shouldn’t that be reserved for when something great happens? Even worse, the one who drops into your cube and talks at length (aka the motor mouth). You can’t help but feel bad because they obviously need to get some things off their chest. But how do you tell a chatterbox to shut up and move on without creating discomfort? One day while this was happening, my cell phone rang and Blabbing Bob had no choice but to excuse himself. The caller turned out to be my neighbor sitting across the aisle who felt it her duty to rescue me from the incessant wind blow. From that day onward, whenever either of us were visited by a windbag, the other would call their office phone after two minutes. Now that is worth a high five!
Any characters in your office that we should add to the TV series? Please share in the comments, I want to hear all about them…LOL!!
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