Friday, January 29, 2010

Um, I guess problem solved?

So said nail clipper is cleaning out his desk, as I type. I don't know what happened, but apparently he won't be working here anymore. Looks like I won't have to speak up.........

Thursday, January 28, 2010

An Update... Need Advice

So.... the nail clipper is my problem, not the office's. Since it isn't a company policy, there's nothing the office can do about this guy. So it's up to me to say something to him or just deal with the annoyance all day.

How do I approach him? I mean, I have no idea what to say. Should I bring a coworker (whom it also bothers) with me when I speak to him. I know I won't be able to spend the rest of my time at this job, listening to that blasted noise, everyday.

So, advice? Anyone?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Walk, or Run, to the Nearest Exit

Dear Orange Line Metro Rider,

I cannot site one person specifically for this, so I will make a general blanket plea - Please Do Not Stand On The Left Side Of The Escalator. Seriously. The left side is for WALKING... the right side is for STANDING. Do you not listen to the PA System when the nice metro lady gives handy metro tips? Even SHE asks you to walk when you are on the left side.

Unfortunately, EVERY time this happens, I am never right behind the person at fault, otherwise, you would know that I like to walk on the left side. I honestly don't understand why none of the people in front of me give a little "shove" to you left-side standers. Am I the only person who understands this concept?

Anyhow, please please PLEASE do not stand on the left side of the escalator. That is what the right side is for. You may not be in a hurry to get home, but I am. And I'm not a fan of being slowed down.

Thank you,
Woman with a Mission

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sparkly Velour

Dear Lady in the Sparkly Velour Jumpsuit,

When people are standing outside the metro doors, that means they are waiting to get on. It is unnecessary to sneak up from behind and push yourself onto the train, even before others have gotten off. Don't you know metro ettiquete?

It would also be polite if you didn't stare at me and my friend for the entire trip. It makes us uncomfortable.

For the courtesy to others, please do not wrap your entire arm around the pole, causing others around you to have no choice but to stretch their arm out above you to find a spot. It's rude.

Slightly Perturbed Passenger

Friday, January 22, 2010

This may turn into my "bitching blog"

Ok, so I often write in this thing when something annoys me, as you may or may not have noticed. The topic for today: IN-OFFICE NAIL CLIPPERS!

I have a coworker who clips his nails EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. At work! At his desk! Do you undertand how insanely annoying it is to go about your work and hear "pingk. pingk. PINGK." First of all, ew. Really, ew. Clipping your nails should be an "at-home" or "in the restroom" activity. When you clip your nails, no one knows where they fly to. Granted, the likelihood of the nail clippings flying farther then the realms of his desk aren't very high, but still.

And really, everyday? Are you freaking Wolverine that your nails grow THAT much that this becomes a daily habit? Do you clip at home also? If not, WHY NOT?!?

So what can I do about this? Any suggestions? How do I let him know, without coming off bitchy?

I DID just let my officer manager know what was going on... and she couldn't believe it, but let me know they would talk to him about it. So, is this guy going to hate me now? I mean, I don't want to make enemies, but this craziness has got to end!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I admit it...

I'm not very consistent with my blogs. I never claimed to be, but for some reason there are people who really like to read my blog. Call me a hypocrite because I get "angry" if the blogs I follow aren't being updated, but they are being updated way more than mine.

Truth be told, I don't blog that often because I don't feel like there is anything going on in my life that is of particular interest to write about. I'm not saying my life is dull and unexciting, because it's far from that. I guess I find it hard to be interesting here if I don't have kids to write about (because really, that's what people most like to read about.)

But I will try and do better because I love having some followers and I'd like to keep them around. Again, this is not a guarantee that I will be better about blogging, but I have an idea in mind that may enable more frequent, interesting posts. Stayed tuned.