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mean internal coworker thoughts

First, let me say I like my coworkers.

But some of them have the "I thought" disease that makes me crazy. Example:

Random guy: Hey Spacefem, do you know if our HF receiver has round connector?
Me: I don't know, sorry.
RG: Oh, okay, no problem. I just thought you might know.
Me: Huh-uh. I have its manual I can send you.
RG: Nah, I've got it. I thought maybe you'd know off the top of your head.

(OBVIOUSLY YOU THOUGHT THAT, OBVIOUSLY I DON'T, STOP TALKING!)

Then five minutes later...

RG: Hey, where is that installation manual?
Me: In the "PDF" folder
RG: The "CDF" folder?
Me: No, PDF.
RG: Oh, I thought you said CDF

(OBVIOUSLY THAT'S WHAT YOU THOUGHT, BUT WHO CARES AHHHHH!)

Seriously people it's okay to just let a conversation end without revisiting your reasons for starting it, or where you drifted off along the way. I like talking, I like questions, but you're keeping me from interesting things.

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jackiechloe
Jan. 21st, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
My least favorite at-work conversation is this variety:

co-worker: Did I tell you about the tree that fell down on my street?
me: Uh-huh.
co-worker: So this tree fell down on my street... [Proceeds to tell long story, with photos.]

Several hours later:

co-worker: Did I tell you about the tree that fell down on my street?
me: Yes. You did.
co-worker: The other day, a tree fell down on my street... [You can see where this is going, right? Yeah. Wash, rinse, and repeat for not less than three work days. Be shown photos of offending tree by email, by color printout, and on photo-paper printout.]
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geekwithstyle
Jan. 21st, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
Funny! My father-in-law has some serious "I thought" disease.. makes phone conversations with him very irritating, especially when I've got a crying baby to deal with in the background!!
feanelwa
Jan. 21st, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
Either they think the world will end if a conversation finishes and they didn't have the last word in it, or they're scared if they don't say "I thought" a lot everybody will think they never think at all.
consortofvenus
Jan. 22nd, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
So true.
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