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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:43 PM
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My new coworker/cube neighbor's voice is so loud and intrusive.
I find that I am completely unable to complete a thought when he is talking. :cry:
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:44 PM
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1. Oooh... I know the kind...


The BEST part of telecommuting...
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:48 PM
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6. yes - i am incredibly lucky that i get to telecommute 16 hours a week
or i might do this:

or this:
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:50 PM
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12. Or this?


or this...




or this...




or maybe this...

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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:57 PM
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20. or
this


or this


or this




(those frappydoo smileys never show up for me - i always see a red x initially)
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:00 PM
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22. How odd... you must have a defective computer.


:)
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:03 PM
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24. everytime you do that i have to copy and past the properties into another
window.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:09 PM
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26. Oh no! I'm so sorry, sweetie...
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:37 PM
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27. your sympathy touches me
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:42 PM
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28. But... but...
:cry:
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:49 PM
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31. crocodile tears
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:50 PM
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32. Hmmpf
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:55 PM
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33. meh...
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:55 PM
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34. Hahaha....
That's cute.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:48 PM
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30. I cannot stand loud and yakky people
I feel for ya. :)
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:45 PM
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2. Throw a wad of paper at him ....
with the words "Welcome, now shut the FUCK UP" written on it.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:46 PM
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4. HAHAHAHAHAHA.... HAHAHAH.... LOL... LMAO
I LOVE that idea! :bounce: :bounce:
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:46 PM
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5. i agree. she should throw something.
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:50 PM
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9. now that would be fun
i would enjoy that immensely.


him:
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:45 PM
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3. He may not be aware that he is so loud
My Aspie kid has no idea that he gets louder and louder the longer he talks. A lot of times he starts out loud, but even when he's trying to be quiet, he gets loud anyway sometimes. I have to remind him not to talk so loud.

Is there a way that you can ask the guy to lower his volume? If not, get a radio for your desk. You won't have to have it loud, but it will run interference and allow you to work.
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:50 PM
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11. he's just one of those
very loud manly men. :shrug:
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:53 PM
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15. Maybe he's hard of hearing??
My grandfather was always a loud talker, until he got hearing aids. He used to tell us "Look at me, I can't hear you!" He read lips without realizing it.
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:53 PM
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17. you are so sweet
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 04:57 PM by progmom
no. he's loud and overbearing.
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:03 PM
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23. OK, just want to make sure that there'snot a good reason
Every time he breaks your chain of thought, throw something hard over at him.

How is your head?????
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:04 PM
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25. getting better
though i felt like i was going to pass out today. another cube neighbor offered to drive me home - all the color had drained out of my face. but i'm doing much better now.
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:48 PM
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7. Start singing "You're so fucking loud. You're so fucking loud" ..........
In a sing-songy voice.
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:51 PM
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14. i how i want to do that
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:49 PM
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8. Wait, did my horrible former co-worker
start there?

:shrug:
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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:50 PM
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10. I say kill him.
Just get a gun and kill him.

:crazy:
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:53 PM
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16. you always have the rational solution
:pals:
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:50 PM
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13. Been there, seen it, heard it...my sympathies go out to you.
Although nothing topped the time my boss (probably in her early 60s, looked like a less-attractive twin sister of "Miss Jane Hathaway" from "The Beverly Hillbillies") showed up late and disheveled one morning with her new boyfriend in tow. If you can imagine comedian Lewis Black in his early sixties, oily hair, completely gone to hell, that was the boyfriend.

She didn't have an office. She had a cubicle in a big open area a few feet from mine.

He hung out a few minutes while she attempted to pull herself together.

She asked "Have you decided what you'll be doing tonight?"

He replied "Hopefully, I'll be gettin' it on with YOU, darlin'..."

She got fired two months into the job for lying about her qualifications on her resume. That probably left her with a lot of free time for "gettin' it on."

:evilgrin:
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:54 PM
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18. wow
:rofl:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:55 PM
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19. I think his sister works in my office.
:argh:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:57 PM
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21. My brother is like that
It's torture.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:47 PM
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29. I know the feeling....
We have this summer student right now, he annoys me by saying the same thing over and over and over

"what's that?" I swear, he's a yakker, and everytime he can't hear somebody, it's "what's that?"....."what's that?"...

I swear, he says this hundreds of times a day. :eyes: drives me nuts.....


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