Wed Mar 19, 2008, 2:28 PM
You could say that Im a people watcher. Its how I pass some of my time while at work. So I decided to share some of the types of people I've found so far.
Theres the whisperer. Always whispering when talking to other people as if what he has to say is classified information. Now, it might be understandable if he were actually quiet when he whispers about other people and the problems he thinks exist. But hes far from quiet. In fact, hes harder to ignore when attempting to whisper than when hes talking normally. You can hear him whispering from four cubicles away about work that may or may not be getting done. And every time you hear him you want to walk up beside him, lean in and say, I like to whisper too. But that would only encourage him.
Theres also the laugher. It doesnt seem to matter whats going on or what was said, but he has something humorous to say about it. His comments arent even that funny, but he doesnt let that stop him. No, hes going to tell you that your computer crashed because it doesnt like you, and then laugh obnoxiously while you stare at him in shock. In his mind, hes the funniest person he knows. Hes the one always laughing loudest, even when hes telling the not-so-funny jokes. Hes the office hyena, and people halfway across the cubicle filled savanna can hear him relishing in his own wit. Now where are the poachers at?
And we can't forget the white board addict. No matter the topic of conversation, he's itching to pick up that blue marker and start drawing arrows, lines, and arcs; and if a white board is anywhere near the area, he does. But in the unfortunate event that there isn't one nearby, you know that he's drawing his masterful vision in his mind and wishing you could see it. He transforms the seemingly simple question of opening a file in some program into a complex diagram outlining your entire organizational hierarchy and where the file you wanted to open fits in. When he's done, his white board looks like a marker exploded in the middle of it. Blank space is hard to find. And then he looks at you and asks, "did that answer your question?" In truth, probably not. But you don't dare tell him that.
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lolz i wish there was funny people like that where I work... closest thing to funny I've had at work in ages is when some woman called me up and asked if she was talking to me on a red phone and when I told her she wasnt she went skitzo and blammed me for switiching them even though it was my first day working there lolz... then she came storming in and demanded to see the phones so she could change them back all the while giving me a look that would make your face melt...
It sounds like there are funny people where you work...or at least some crazy ones who like red phones! What to do you for work?
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