Bah humbug, bitches!

December 16th, 2013 · 47 comments

Writes Eric: “My sister and her boss got a little tired of the constant banter outside their offices.”

NO CACKLE ZONE

(Note: This above sign is not to be confused with the “no cankle zone” delineated by a competing faction of office mean girls.)

related: The Office LOL Police

FILED UNDER: mean girls · noise · office · way harsh


47 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Ace of Space

    Are guffaws acceptable?

    Dec 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   The Elf

      Maniacal laugh… maniacal laugh…

      Dec 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   JasmineWHall

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      Dec 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Jen

      I hope you didn’t cackle too loudly when you found out about your co-worker’s mother’s buttplug fetish, JasmineWHall.

      Also, to earn $18,818 in one month at $81/hr, would take about 58 hours a week.

      Dec 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Rebecca

    What about titters and giggles?

    Dec 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   1deprogrammed1

      Shits and giggles?

      Dec 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Rebecca

      Might want to see a doctor if that happens frequently.

      Dec 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Poltergeist

      I giggle whenever I see a pair of titters.

      Dec 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   DaveGI

    Or maybe a snicker? Or a chortle?

    Dec 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   H for Toy

      Some people laugh through their noses
      Sounding something like this “Mmm…”
      Some people laugh through their teeth goodness sake
      Hissing and fizzing like snakes
      Some laugh too fast
      Some only blast – ha!
      Others, they twitter like birds
      Then there’s the kind
      What can’t make up their mind

      Dec 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   The Elf

      “You know, you’re as bad as he is.”

      Dec 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Doug

    I don’t mind cackling at work. It’s when they sit around a table at a bar or restaurant and cackle so much nobody else can have a conversation.

    Dec 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Rebecca

    Nobody cares about witches’ rights anymore.

    Dec 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm   rating: 44  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Beatus Mongous

      Burn the witch!

      Dec 18, 2013 at 7:37 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   North

      She turned me into a newt , she did.

      Dec 19, 2013 at 9:31 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   The Elf

      ….. I got better…..

      Dec 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Belle

    Oh dear! Good thing I don’t work there since my laugh has been compare to a witch’s cackle more than once. :-D

    Dec 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Tesselara

      People who make fun of other peoples’ laughter are terrible, terrible people. I don’t care if you sound like a hyena that has been goosed by a goose–I’m just happy that you are happy. Anyone who thinks the world should be constantly pleasing to them needs to seriously re-evaluate their importance.

      Dec 20, 2013 at 6:19 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Raichu

      Tesselara, generally agreed, but in the case of this note it’s reasonable to expect people not to do things loudly (this includes, but is not limited to, loud laughing) in an office space.

      Jan 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   redheadwglasses

    Weird, offices with wide open walls instead of a door?

    Dec 16, 2013 at 10:40 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   kermit

      Both offices have doors. They’re wide open so you can only see the narrow side. You can see the hinges of one on the left right above the “No”.

      Dec 16, 2013 at 11:14 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   caffeine

      I thought redhead’s point was that if they didn’t like the “banter” they could simply close the office doors and muffle the cackling outside. But perhaps I just imagined that post was written in sarcasm font?

      Dec 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Redheadwglasses

      No, I did miss the door hardware. It just looked wide open to me. So they have doors… Close them? I know open door policies seem to be preferred, and I do get that others shouldn’t be so disruptive in the workplace, but controlling it is another matter.

      However, yeah, I wish I’d typed something sarcastic instead, that actually is more my style. ; )

      Dec 17, 2013 at 12:39 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   caffeine

      Let’s just pretend you meant it sarcastically the first time – we both come out looking better that way. ;)

      Dec 17, 2013 at 3:07 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   JoDa

      Couple’a things. 1. doors aren’t always effective. There is a group of women in my office who have convos so loud and boisterous on the regular that they can be heard loud and clear through the door (and just for clarity to point 2, that is the door to my cube farm, about 10 feet away from my cube through a closed door and I could transcribe their conversations). 2. while these women are lucky to have doors, many of us these days are doomed to the cube. I’ve more than once had to ask someone to shush so that I can make a phone call with the person on the other end able to hear me. I’ve been asked a few times by the person on the other end of the line whether I’m out of the office, since it sounds like I might be in a public place due to the noise.

      But the good news is that I may be getting an office within the year. Even if we’re still cubicled, we’re moving away from our office’s cacklers! Praise be the FSM!

      Dec 17, 2013 at 3:50 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   Redheadwglasses

      It is a deal, caffeine. And sad announcement: I had to give up,caffeine entirely. :( sniff. My morning cherry coke was interacting with one or more of my meds, causing extreme dry mouth. Sunday was my last cherry coke of my life.

      I miss it is much, that delicious bite.

      Dec 17, 2013 at 6:50 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   The Elf

      That’s a shame, Red. Any other way to get your fix? Maybe it wasn’t the caffiene that was reacting?

      The ingredient caffiene. The poster caffiene definitely reacted, though I’m not sure how sarcasm gave you dry mouth….

      Dec 17, 2013 at 7:17 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.8   kermit

      Well I suppose dry wit can cause dry mouth.

      *gets coat* I’ll show myself out.

      Dec 17, 2013 at 8:28 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.9   Snowflame

      Why don’t you try decaff coke, if it is just the caffeine – if you can fool yourself into forgetting there’s no caffeine you can still get the buzz. Or at least I can. :) Also, if you add a touch of maraschino cherry juice/syrup to regular coke you end up with something that tastes like a nice cherry cola, so that might work with decaff coke too.

      Dec 17, 2013 at 12:44 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.10   Lab dude

      Red, At one of my previous jobs, I was on the engineering team that produced the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, a by-the-cup dispenser that allows the user to select from a bewildering array of Coca-Cola products in a myriad of flavor combinations, such as vanilla root beer, raspberry Coke, or even Caffeine Free Coke w/ cherry.
      These are deployed at fast-food outlets nationwide. Go here – http://www.coca-colafreestyle.com – and enter your zip code to see if there is one near you.
      I have no interest in this other hoping it will enable someone to enjoy a beverage she loves. Hope you find one near you.

      Dec 19, 2013 at 11:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Madrias

    How about those of us who have a laugh that sounds like we were the recipient of a freak helium accident? I scare people with my laugh.

    Dec 17, 2013 at 12:02 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   The Elf

      I’ve been told that when I really get going, my laugh can be compared to the dulcet tones of a fan belt slipping.

      Dec 17, 2013 at 7:21 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Rattus

      Snort. *sigh* I snort when I laugh. My cubicle partner professes to love the snorting, which is frequent and loud, but I have to think that there are at least a few nearby coworkers who are less enamoured of my porcine joviality.

      Dec 17, 2013 at 11:17 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Lita bang

      I snort too. Which leads to everyone pointing it out, which makes me laugh harder, which makes me snort more, which…yeah. Vicious cycle.

      I sympathize.

      Dec 17, 2013 at 1:22 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Madrias

      As frightening as my laugh is, it’s infectious and gets everyone laughing. Which usually makes me laugh harder. There’s a reason friends don’t tell jokes around me.

      Dec 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   The Elf

      Hell, that’s a reason TO tell jokes around you. The world can use a little more laughter.

      Dec 18, 2013 at 6:43 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   pooham

      To hear the all-time-best laugh go to youtube and watch Dad at Comedy Barn. I laugh every time! Bet you can’t watch without laughing. :)

      Dec 19, 2013 at 11:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   Jami

      I have a very loud laugh. So loud that when I saw The Smothers Brothers 11 years ago Dick Smothers kept jerking his head around to look at me.

      Okay, to be fair, other than a 10 year old dragged their by his grandparents, at 26 years old I was the youngest person in the audience. Everyone else there had been at least pre-teens in the 1960s if not older. And we were in the 3rd row – Tommy had said earlier they could clearly see everyone’s faces in the first four rows. So I’m sure Dick was thinking “How the heck does this kid get jokes about 1960s issues?”

      Cause I grew up on reruns, Dick, including reruns of The Smothers Brothers. I know all the jokes already. Now bring on Yo-Yo Man!

      Dec 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Redheadwglasses

    I have a good laugh.

    It is my sneezes that scare the crap out of anyone in a large radius.

    Dec 17, 2013 at 12:55 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Poltergeist

      I’m the same way. It’s like a bomb going off. I’ve traumatized small children and literally injured myself while sneezing.

      My laugh, however, brings felicity and mirth to the miserable masses.

      Dec 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Anonymous

      I almost never sneeze less than three times in a row, most of the time it is five or more. I ALWAYS draw attention when I sneeze.

      Dec 18, 2013 at 11:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   AssiveProgressive

    What is that troll-like figure on the windowsill? I get the sense this is not a deadly serious work environment

    Dec 17, 2013 at 7:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   The Elf

      Of course it is! Do you see the font of the sign? If this was not a deadly serious work environment, that sign would be in comic sans.

      Dec 18, 2013 at 6:45 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Erika

      Looks like a Tony Romo doll. That may be the cause for the cackling.

      Dec 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Helen Without The H

    There should never be happy people at work!

    Dec 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   YoTeach

    Lady I work with has the most obnoxious laugh on the planet. It sounds something like if I were to try to shove a rusty chainsaw through a pipe organ backwards. As if that wasn’t bad enough she eats her food with her mouth open (often with her tongue lolling half out of her mouth), breathes like a pug on steroids, and talks so loud I feel like I need to have ear plugs just to hear her at a normal decibel range. All that being said, I can at least just walk away when she is annoying me. I can feel for someone whose office door seems to be a gathering spot for annoying cacklers.

    Dec 18, 2013 at 9:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
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