Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Things that piss me off

So - ya, obviously waking up to the first significant snowfall puts everyone in a bad mood. Unless of course you're Santa Clause or something. Traffic sucked this morning of course - and it took an eternity to get in to work today.

That's right - I still work at HBH - and there' s a few other things that piss me off in regards to working here. So let's get into them:

I park in the parking garage right next to my building. Its your typical drive for a bit, go up a level, drive for a bit, go up a level parking garage. All the while, following the cars in front of you. Now here's what pisses me off: why do people need to pull into their spots backwards? If they were to just pull in frontwards, they could do so quickly, and I would be on my way to the 9th floor (ya, that's also a piss-off). But since they ALL feel the need to back into their spots, I have to wait for each one of these dummys. I don't understand at all how backing in during the morning will save so much time when they go to leave at night.

Now this one involves actually being in the office. I work in an office space with a mix of cubicles and traditional offices. Fair, fine, I have no problem with that. But here's what bugs the shit outta me. Obviously its a very busy space, shared by many people. And because of the large amount of people - noise is an issue. So I don't understand why practically everyone has their phone ringer volume set at the highest possible. It doesn't make sense. If your phone rings, and you're at your desk, you are going to hear it - even if the volume is at its lowest. However, if you're not at your desk, like in a meeting, in a the washroom, whatever, no matter how loud it is, you are NOT going to hear it. But the rest of us do have to listen to it ring off the hook at the loudest possible setting. Which drives me bonkers. I think it's a respect thing, and as a sign of respect for others around me, I try to make as little noise as possible.

That's it for today - I'll try and write more blog posts, perhaps about other things that piss me off, in the near future.


Palmer said...

Do you really think Santa likes it when it snows?

I doubt it. I think warm days are his form of a 'snow day' and he gets the day off.

As for the ringing bell, you should see what they have on one floor for the guy who is hard of hearing. It's like the school bell going off!

Kevin said...

Good to see you're back! (And still enjoying HBH too ;-)

Have you guys tried the new Mario for Wii yet? If you have - post a review! :)

Anonymous said...

Am I the only on who does not know what "HBH" stands for? (If so ignore this!!) Jack

James said...

HBH stands for Hogs Back High - a nickname for the educational institution I work at. :D

Haven't tried Mario Galaxies yet-I'm sure I'll play it eventually...

And what you wrote Palmer, that doesn't make sense to me. Why have an audible phone ring for a 'near' deaf person. Why not use a visual alarm such as a blinking light, or a vibration on his/her desk...

Palmer said...

You bring up some good points. I can only say that we work within the government.

Nuff said.