I have a co-worker who always whistles and hums in the bathroom. It is really annoying and ruins the one bit of quiet a fellow can get during the work day. How can I get him to stop?
Teach him the song’s words. Either that, or record the soundtrack without his knowledge and then play it over the office’s intercom system (with attribution to the vocal artist of course).
— Evil Skippy
P.S. Find a better quiet place. Ewww.
Hummers and whistlers are a frequent topic of workplace ire. My grandfather once told me about a fellow soldier who had a similar nerve-wracking habit, except he annoyed a whole barracks full of boot campers. Apparently, the annoyed (and sleep-deprived) military men all nicely explained how much they would appreciate it if he curtailed the sound effects and he willingly complied out of the goodness of his heart. My grandfather wouldn’t have fibbed, right? (My grandmother said the real version was they tied him up and left him bound and gagged on the bathroom floor all night until the drill sergeant found him).
Readers – how have you had luck putting a stop to annoying musical habits?
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