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December 11, 2007

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The airing of (workplace) grievances

In honor of Festivus, I hereby present my very own airing of (workplace) grievances:

  • Popping your gum so loudly I can hear it from four cubicles away.
  • Nail clipping in your cubicle. I mean, come ON!
  • Using the word “right” used when it doesn’t belong. (“I left him a message, right? And he never called me back, right? And I’m still playing phone tag with him, right?”) It has reached epidemic proportions at my company.
  • Lack of articles before nouns (“customer wants a meeting tomorrow”). Unless someone has the extreme misfortune to have the first name “Customer,” use a freaking article when referring to them.
  • Making phone calls using your speaker phone, in your cubicle. Unless you are performing a bris or something, pick up the damn receiver.
  • Discussions that take place between two cubicles, when my cubicle separates the two cubicles housing the people having the discussion.
  • Cubicles. Suck.
  • Reheated fish in the microwave. Just…EW.
  • Singing in the stall in the restroom. Really? Singing? Are you just so happy to be evacuating your bladder that you cannot contain yourself? At least you’re not singing about the actual act. I guess I should cut you a break.
  • Also? People who answer the phone while in the stall. Every time someone does that, I flush. Even if I don’t have to at the time. Because folks on the other end of the line need to know that they are talking to someone while they are sitting on the commode.

So, in the spirit of all things Festivus, please air your own grievances (workplace or other) in the comments.

Next up, Feats of Strength!