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Offline jimbocz

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I'm about to go postal
« on: March 31, 2017, 11:33:31 AM »
The guy who sits next to me has spent the last two hours talking loudly in the phone and spreading the foulest smelling ointment all over his arm. 

This morning he "jokingly " told me that since he has to listen to me coughing, then it's OK if he slathers himself in ointment that reeks of menthol.  I swear, if he leaves his desk I am going to throw it away.

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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 11:35:57 AM »
Does he work in your team?!?

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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 11:58:20 AM »
No, I don't have a team. 
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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 12:08:35 PM »
Is it like that stuff you used to rub on your chest to clear out congestion?
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across - Sun Tzu

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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 12:38:00 PM »
Exactly, but he's putting a thick coat of it on his wrist.

I just got back from lunch and he's still talking!  Shoot me now

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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2017, 12:44:44 PM »
Why is he putting it on his WRIST?!?!?!  ???

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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2017, 01:36:14 PM »
He frequently stays home because various parts are swollen, maybe that's got something to do with it

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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2017, 02:39:32 PM »
Some kind of glucosamine cream/gel for rheumatoid arthritis? But all the loud talking is bang out of order. It's Friday, and it's just gone sunny. Plant the seed that he should bunk off early to the pub.

Anyway, my office mate won't let me go for a wee on my own, which on the one hand means that I am never lonely but on the other means there is no peace, not ever, until treats are distributed.

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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2017, 03:07:31 PM »
I wish they would distribute treats here, but I'm not following him to the toilet. 

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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2017, 03:09:21 PM »
I'm guessing your office mate isnof the four legged variety?

Some kind of glucosamine cream/gel for rheumatoid arthritis? But all the loud talking is bang out of order. It's Friday, and it's just gone sunny. Plant the seed that he should bunk off early to the pub.

Anyway, my office mate won't let me go for a wee on my own, which on the one hand means that I am never lonely but on the other means there is no peace, not ever, until treats are distributed.
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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2017, 03:16:52 PM »
It's not a method that works for everyone, but highly effective if you are a member of the furban elite.

Has he shut his gob yet?

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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2017, 03:27:30 PM »
I'm guessing your office mate isnof the four legged variety?

You guess correctly. It results in many struggles, but none so onerous as Jimbo's ongoing exasperation today. I would not be so restrained and professional as he.

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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2017, 03:35:55 PM »
The guy who sits next to me has spent the last two hours talking loudly in the phone and spreading the foulest smelling ointment all over his arm. 

This morning he "jokingly " told me that since he has to listen to me coughing, then it's OK if he slathers himself in ointment that reeks of menthol.  I swear, if he leaves his desk I am going to throw it away.

I hear you!
I once had to work with someone who *constantly cleared her throat and used to floss at her desk... I'm coming out in a sweat just thinking back on it!
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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2017, 03:41:54 PM »
used to floss at her desk

If someone does this, there should be no judge, no jury. Just straight to execution.


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Re: I'm about to go postal
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2017, 03:48:55 PM »
Vapo-rub.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across - Sun Tzu