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05 May 2004 @ 01:22 pm
New Coworker Nickname  
Rejoice and be happy! One of my coworkers has achieved that most coveted of all things: his own personal nick-name. Whee!! The award of a nick-name is a special, personalized occasion, not to be taken lightly.

The new nick-name is Harbinger Of Doom. Not because he brings me problems. Oh, no, he doesn't. What he does do is always come over when I am in the middle of a problem and sit in my cube and talk at me about absolutely nothing for no apparent reason. I do not know who this guy is or why he wants to talk to me. He's not in my department, and he's not one of the key users outside my department who I talk to regularly. In fact, he's pretty much not related to my job at all. But still he comes and sits and chats about nothing and keeps me from being able to fix major problems. And he only does this when I have major problems to fix. He never does this when I am bored, or have nothing to do.

Personally, I'm starting to suspect that he is some kind of sadistic, evil mastermind who goes and causes problems in production for me to have to solve just so he can come and sit in my cube and watch me squirm and try to come up with a polite way to say "Why are you sitting in my cube??? I'm busy, and I don't even know who you are! Why do you haunt me like this?!?"
Current Mood: cracking
puddlemizutamari on May 5th, 2004 08:39 pm (UTC)
you know- I think you may be onto something... I have a couple of people here like that. And it's only when I have a $hitload of stuff to do that they find me!
Paul Meyerweregamer on May 5th, 2004 09:35 pm (UTC)
Given you are in a geek environment, have you made sure to make casual mention of your existing significant other yet?

Even if it's not that sort of problem, he may just be lonely and need somebody to talk to. I have a coworker I really like, with whom I'm very sympatico, but I know that if I go into his office to talk about anything, work or non-work, I will be stuck for 30-45 minutes in a conversation because there are so few people he can talk to and he just won't let me go.
obsessivewomanobsessivewoman on May 5th, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC)
You do have a long history of guys falling for you, chica.

Oh, and it is okay to say "I'm sorry, I'd love to chat but I'm right in the midd."

Good luck :)