irrational pet peeves, anyone? (aka I just have to vent) →
okay, so we all have these little glitches in the matrix that bug us right? and we should be able to put them aside, be the bigger person, and go on about our day like rational human beings, amirite? Well that said, office life brings out some of the more irrational tics in my behavior, and today I cannot stand it anymore.
MY CHAIR IS NOT A FUCKING INBOX YOU IMBECILIC MOUTH BREATHERS!! ARGH!!
Now, before you go off on "visibility" or what have you, understand that my desk is typically kept neat. I work on one project at a time and eschew piles. Not to mention that I have a very prominent in basket sitting on the return nearest to the door. I clean it out to the point where it's never overloaded. If something is really urgent, it's fine to send an email saying "while you were out, I dropped XYZ in your basket, would you mind moving it to the head of the queue?". This is perfectly acceptable within the bounds of normal office behavior, no?
I use a standing desk most of the time, and a yoga ball most of the rest. Meaning that unless I'm wearing a shortish skirt, I never use my chair. It gets kicked to the back of my office. Meaning, you'd have to make an actual EFFORT to make whatever-it-is that's so goddamn important that you HAVE TO LEAVE IT IN MY CHAIR ARGH go unremarked.
So someone left a requisition sitting in my chair that apparently just HAD TO BE DONE and of course I didn't see it since my chair is kicked to the back of my office and turned around. I got a snarky email about it a couple minutes ago and since I can't really go off on the instigator (upper management) I figure I'd turn to MetaChat for an opinion. What say you?
Also, I think that in general this is just shitty, lazy office etiquette. When did it become a "thing" to dump shit you think is oh-so-urgent onto people's chairs?
Grr. co-irkers gonna irk.