August 28, 2008

BEHOLD....


No this isn't some picture I got off the internet. The is in fact the office in which I work. Let me just point out that where each chair is, there is an immediate wall behind it. It's a one-person office with two people jammed in. Lovely. And don't even think about, "oh there must be a better way to situate the desks." Been there done that, and sadly this IS the best way. My desk is on the right. If you look closely, you can see my Scioscia bobble head. And if you look even closer, you'll notice my coworkers GAY dodger helmet on top of her monitor. I'm soooo tempted to just give it a good flick....
So now you can see how one might get super dang annoyed by the constant smacking of the gum. By the way, I thought I was being clever today, but was apparently a little too vague. She was smacking her gum, as usual, and since my monitor is stratigically placed to block my view of her, I can pretend to not know what she's eating, so I asked naively, "oh, what are you eating?" To which she said, "nothing. I just have some gum." I thought that it was pretty clear that it was so loud maybe you should shut your mouth! But she didn't take the hint. So next time I'm going to have to just spell it out. I don't know why I haven't yet. I guess I just have a hunch that it will piss her off... which I admit would make me feel good--vindicated really. But the fact remains, I share a tiny office with her and it would get really awkward. Anyway, I'm pretty close to not caring these days. I'll post if I ever gather the balls to do it. The thing is, "any week" now, which we've heard for about a month, we're supposed to relocate into separate cubicles. Holy will be THAT day. So I've been trying to keep cool, but my nerves are wearing thin...

4 comments:

Amber said...

Oh, thats bad. Facing each other. I hate when people chew ice or smack their gum. I would have totally gone a wall by now

JM said...

Okay, that's WAAAAY worse than I had pictured. It's like a really uncomfortably un-PC episode of the office. I feel like Steve Carrell will be walking in any moment to announce that the new staff member will be bunking with you two (and then I hear the pop of your office mate's gum in the silence that follows). And you FACE each other? Dear God, woman...go to HR! That, or just say, "Look, lady, either you ditch the gum or the Dodger cap. I don't care which, but just ousting one of those demons will make my life infinitely easier."

Oh, MB...I'm so sorry. (Downcast eyes like someone died.) That really is beyond dreadful...

Kim said...

Why does she have a picture of a washer and dryer?

Michelle said...

Okay, i'm so not in to blogging but i ran across yours and it cracks me up. You're too honest and i love it. i remember my working days before having kids, I swear I hated everyone I worked with so I totally relate to your irritation with this woman! haha
Michelle Lauritzen