Rule breakers. Nothing fills me more with rage than coworkers who park in the visitor spots at my office. We know your car! You've been asked multiple times to not park there and you still do. Or not using the PTO calendar when you are going to be out of town so everyone on the team knows not to expect you that day. RAGE.
Loud people. You sit in a cube. Yet you talk on the phone like the person is sitting across the room from you. Yelling. Loudly laughing. And I now know literally everything you are working on and every personal issue you are having. RAGE.
Tech noises. This might be the worst offender as of late. People that leave their phone on ringer during the day should have their eardrums ripped out. All day I hear dings and rings and beeps from all of your cell notifications. Also, your computer sounds are turned up so high I can hear every time someone sends you an IM or email. RAGE. RAGE. RAGE.
Oatmeal raisin cookies. The worst of all cookies because they are so often mistaken for a delicious chocolate chip. Get behind me, Satan! (followed closely by the second worst...Macadamia Nut Cookies) I get this isn't necessarily office related but we often have catered lunch in the office and picking up an oatmeal raisin when you think you've scored a chocolate chip is an utterly hopeless feeling.
Bullcrappers. You know who I'm referring to. The people that work really hard to make others think they are working really hard but are actually useless and unproductive. The fact that no one else sees that makes me rage. RAGE!
Basic Jerks. Yes, I get it. We are all busy. The corporate world is dog-eat-dog and I get it. But everyone has enough human decency to smile, maybe speak to someone in the elevator or breakroom and not just avoid and be silent. Or worse...pretend to be on their phone and avoid conversation. Get your head out of your butt for 10 seconds and be pleasant and kind. Kindness goes a long way.
Happy Monday! :)