Wednesday, October 27, 2004

No such thing as a quiet life.

I have decided to break my self-imposed 'don't talk about work' mandate. I am moved to a rant against the speaker phone.

Now, there are a couple of culprits. Basically, instead of lifting the receiver and checking their messages in the privacy of their own headspace, they press the loud speaker button and let the messages just blare out across the office.

I know I'm a "crotchety old fucker" (thank you Lord Brady) but why are we subjected to this noise pollution? Are they trying to impress us? Are they just disinclined to lift a receiver? Are they that stuck for time? Or perhaps it's carpal tunnel syndrome and their wrists can't stand the strain...

And don't get me started on conference calls.

In other news, there's a storm abrewing. Short odds on the Liffey to burst its banks...

2 comments:

The Collector said...

I don't like agreeing with you but speaker phones are annoying. I've also noticed during my days as an officetron that only people at the higher end of the office hierachy use them. It seems their phone calls are so important, they need everyone else to know about them.

This is probably a way of compensating for their small penis'

Gypseysdog said...

Busy cunts. End of saga.