Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Audio Torture

I'm sitting in a different office today, helping out another department while one of their staff takes compassionate leave. I'm sitting on the other side of a partition from the Loudest Person In The Building. A woman who means well but is one of those loud hearty types with a voice that carries right to the other end of the building. As if that isn't bad enough, she has the 'On Hold' music here at The Big Christian Charity playing on speaker. Sort of soft rock/country channel that just makes me want to jam something sharp in my ears. Both ears.

Oh, except for the brief 3 minutes or so when they played "These Boots Were Made For Walking" by Nancy Sinatra.

I think it might be a long day.


Mindy said...

There must be some really good karma coming your way soon, you can't possibly have done anything bad enough to deserve this!

thombeau said...


(Or maybe it's just working at a Big Christian Charity!)

Hang in there, kiddo!

The Other Andrew said...

She's a part-timer and finished for the rest of the week now.


Hear that? Bliss!

Kenyo said...

Ahem! Repeat after me, "Please turn that down, I find it very distracting."

Again. From the top...

And again.

Keith said...

The loud woman in my office gets all whispery on the rare occasions when she wants to keep something on the QT. I finally jumped on that opportunity a few weeks ago, suggesting that she use that voice all the time. Mostly worked! She hasn't actually SPOKEN to me since, but that's just an added bonus.