Why you gotta be so loud??

I can completely deal with a friendly argument between two colleagues at the water cooler, in the hallway, or at someone’s desk, but I just had to endure an extremely vociferous verbal repartee between two co-workers goin’ at it about how fans should treat their sports teams. One was of the opinion that you stick with your team thru thick-n-thin, win or lose. The other guy seemed to think that it was best to punish your team if they aren’t doing well by not going to games & spending money on tickets. (I’m not a die-hard fan of any particular team but I lean more toward the former belief–that loyalty is king.) Regardless of what I believe on this topic, what I really do believe is that they should have had their “discussion” at a volume 100 decibels lower than the actual level. Our office is pretty small & everyone was kinda listening and/or sniggering, probably hoping they would break out into fisticuffs. We definitely lost about 2 hours worth of collective productivity in the office because of their little row. I mean, really, how dare they disrupt my net-surfing time with their screeching banter?

2 Comments so far

  1. mel (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

    where was your manager? my ass woulda been grass.

  2. AG (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 12:35 am

    Our resident exec manager was out of the office for this particular debate, but that historically hasn’t stopped one of the culprits from being loud and obnoxious most of the time. The work dynamic in my office is ever so dysfunctional. Gotta love it.

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