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Loud Music Guy
Things have taken an exciting twist here in Cubicleville!

Loud Music Guy, who has been annoying me for months, had his headphone-music turned up even louder than usual today. I was sitting here quietly at my desk, worrying seriously about his hearing. He is wearing a new pair of headphones, which look to be of fairly high quality. His music was still annoyingly loud. I put my own (also high-quality) headphones on - without any music, but just to block out the noise. I could still hear his music far too well! It can't possibly have been good for his ears. It certainly wasn't good for my peace of mind.

Just when I was starting to really stew, and contemplating writing a really scathing LJ entry (because I am too non-confrontational and wimpy to actually approach him about it), something totally unexpected happened. The new guy who sits two cubicles down from Loud Music Guy walked over and said, "Just so you know...I can hear that all the way down there."

"Oh!", said Loud Music Guy. And the noise stopped. Just like that.

Now why didn't I think of that? (Although...we'll see how long the quiet lasts. I have my doubts.)
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cpip From: cpip Date: June 24th, 2003 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Huzzah for the Confrontational New Guy!
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: June 24th, 2003 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes!! I love it when other people are confrontational so that I don't have to be. *L*
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 24th, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)


Me too!!
infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: June 24th, 2003 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should buy him coffee and make him your "Confortantial Slave".
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: June 25th, 2003 05:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Cubeland once terrorized by Deaf-guy is now peaceful once again

oh... it's always funny to read your posts... kind of like a movie... as the interested, but disembodied viewer (like in movies) you can always tell what ought to be done... but despite your omnipotent powers of knowledge the participating parties in the movie (or in this case you...) somehow are incapable of doing the right thing... (kind of like the character running from the masked murderer will inevitably trip on the smallest object hindering their ill-fated escape attempts)...
and thus, while all parties know that a simple word to the offending party will solve issues, the screenwriters will not allow such a logical and easy resolution to occur... instead an introduction of a new secondary character ("Confrontational New Guy") is needed to solve the heroine’s conflict with the evil villain...
I hope that all is now tranquil again in Cubeland and that the princess, having vanquished her nemesis, can continue to peacefully rule over her domain...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 25th, 2003 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cubeland once terrorized by Deaf-guy is now peaceful once again

*grin* Glad to hear you enjoy reading them!

In some cases I know perfectly well what I ought to be doing. It's just that I can't quite bring myself to do it. Especially once I've been not-doing-it for so long....

In other cases, I'm utterly surprised and clueless when the obvious solution presents itself.

But thank goodness for secondary characters who come along to solve my problems! The princess is much happier, and the kingdom is (well, somewhat) peaceful again.
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: June 25th, 2003 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cubeland once terrorized by Deaf-guy is now peaceful once again


kind of sad to hear that you're weak falible and human like the rest of us (I'd built you up into an all knowing all powerful all beautiful goddess) well I'm certain that the last part is correct.... ;-)

yet it is good to hear that through your devinely gifted powers of ruling the minions, you've been able to quell the impending distruction that could have been wraught by this dastardly demon...

renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 25th, 2003 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cubeland once terrorized by Deaf-guy is now peaceful once again

How about this: I'm only weak and failible when it makes for a humorous journal entry?


And yes, a powerful beautiful goddess always! heehee.
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