At the moment, I’ve got a colleague whose bad habits drive me crackers. It wouldn’t normally bother me, but he sits diagonally opposite me on the desk pod, which means I can’t help but be aware of them.
I know, we’ve all got colleagues that annoy, there’s things that bug everyone. Equally, I’m quite sure I’ve got habits or whatever that annoy others.
- This particular colleague seems to spend a good 90% of his working day picking his nose. I don’t know why – I suppose there may be some underlying medical issue to it – but it’s vile to have to sit and watch it. Well, not watch it as such, but definitely to be constantly aware of it from the corner of my vision.
- When he drinks from a cup of tea/coffee, he slurps it up the sides. Every. Sodding. Time.
- And finally, as if constantly rooting around up his nose isn’t enough, he also then hawks back snot on a regular basis, with that lovely snotty death-rattle as it bounces round the tonsils.
There are other oddities and weirdnesses, but they’re the main ones that are currently driving me mad. If I’m not careful, I know I’m going to yell at him to just stop doing it. For now though, I’m counting the days ’til the end of the month, when his contract expires…