We all have at least one person in the office who seems to spend every moment, every breath, with one purpose: to annoy you.
In some cases, they have to be doing it on purpose, because the alternative is that they are this good at something without even trying. And that’s just not fair.
I once had a co-worker who was in denial about her rapid descent into menopause. She spent her days swinging from laughing highs of passing out cookies and wishing everyone well, to sudden lows of crying, binge eating and screaming at fellow managers in front of the entire office.
I ended up leaving that little slice of heaven and took a demotion and a pay cut, only to find a brand new Queen B in my new office. That’s life I guess. Thankfully, this one has nothing on the last one. Yay!
Sometimes it’s the sweaty guy perpetually hacking up a lung or the person who insists on standing really close while they expound in great detail about everything they’ve eaten in the last 24 hours. Maybe for you it’s the co-worker who never stops eating or the Manager that when confronted with change, responds, “But… this is the way we’ve ALWAYS done it!” as if nothing has or should change in the business world.
I plan on adding a few of these 6 petty things to my office life, just to see if something happens. In fact, I did #1 in the office kitchen at lunch today and I feel fantastic.