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Inside Voices, Please!

IS BEING FORCED TO LISTEN TO YOUR CONVERSATION. (shhhhcards, I am putting them up in all cubes)

Damn, I hate cubical environments just for this reason. I don't care or want to know about your cat and his hairballs nor that Billy doesn't want to do his homework or that your wife wants to know if she can charge new shoes for the kids to the shared credit card. I really don't want to hear you call the advise nurse to tick off a litany of your disgusting symptoms.

Thanks, I feel better now!

Posted by Catherine on March 27, 2008
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I'm fortunate enough to have an office, but there was a 3-week stretch a while back when I was in a cube and every single person within hearing distance was having some kind of extremely personal drama over the phone. Very loudly.

I blame cell phones. People have gotten used to having private conversations in public places, and as a result have lost any sense of the public/private distinction.

Posted by: Tom Hilton | Mar 27, 2008 3:11:25 PM

I was in a Barnes & Noble awhile ago and had the misfortune of listening to a woman on her cell phone talk about what a bastard her soon-to-be ex-husband was being. Apparently he wasn't willing to give her everything she wanted in the divorce. Yeah, I wasn't the only one giving her the "you do know you're in a public place" look. Sheesh.

Posted by: Ann | Apr 1, 2008 11:25:26 AM

It is true, some people are completely clueless. I heard a guy on the bus once talking very loudly about a female friend's upcoming mastectomy to a third party. Who needs a friend like that?

Posted by: catherine | Apr 1, 2008 10:57:09 PM

I was once on the 38 right in front of a guy who was calling his AA sponsor. I really did not want to know...

Posted by: Tom Hilton | Apr 2, 2008 8:24:17 AM

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