July 16, 2004

Please Stop Talking to Me addendum

I just figured out how to get the most annoying person in the company to stop talking to me. I pissed him off. And it was seriously enjoyable.

I was in someone's office when he came in. He started talking and I started walking. He said, "Wait, just a minute." I said, "That's ok, I don't need to talk to him anymore." He said, "No, wait." I said, "I said I didn't need to talk to him. He's all yours." He said, "No, I need to talk to you." I said, "No, you don't", walking away. He said, "Wait. I need to talk to you." I said, "No, you don't. I don't have anything to do with that project anymore." He said, "It's not about that." I said, "Sorry, I, uh, have a thing."

At this point I had already turned and walked into my office. He still hasn't come by and it's been about 45 minutes. I got an IM from the guy whose office he was in and it said, "Uh, he's pissed." I said, "Too bad." And that ended that.

You know, part of me actually feels bad. The rest of me, however, is taunting that part unmercifully and I think it's going to crack under the pressure any minute.........Yep, there it went. It is now whimpering in a dark corner of my mind.

And I thought this was going to be a crappy day.


I just hope y'don't ever need to ask that guy for help with anything!

Posted at July 17, 2004 09:50 AM


congratulations on your accomplishment :D

Posted at July 17, 2004 08:15 PM

TS - I doubt I'll ever need his assistance. He's not what one would call "helpful".

Posted at July 19, 2004 01:24 PM

The most fun I ever had with an annoying coworker was on a crowded elevator. I got off one floor before The Most Annoying Man In the Universe and before the doors shut, I said to him (and the crowd behind him) "Oh, and don't worry, Jim... I'm pretty sure you'll get off. They can't get a 5 year old to testify."
He never approached my desk again.

Posted at July 19, 2004 11:28 PM

It's things like that (and LeeAnn's) that I miss MOST whilst working from home.

I do not miss the "cubicle decorations" (people that obviously have nothing -- or too little -- to do) but I miss giving zingers like that.

But not *that much. Heh.

Posted at July 20, 2004 04:30 PM

LeeAnn: Very nice. I'm going to use that one, but promise to give credit.

Emma: The zingers are the only things that keep me coming back. If I worked at home, I'd have to call in at least once or twice a day and zing someone. Otherwise, I'd end up zinging myself and that just makes me mad...which is really no fun at all.

Posted at July 21, 2004 10:33 AM

Nothing makes a day quite like pissing people like that off!

Posted at July 22, 2004 09:52 AM