So far this morning I’ve popped on the headphones, given people the evil eye and, as a last resort, thrown myself into my work when Super Bowl conversations got a little too loud or veered into my work area. I don’t mind people chatting about the game, it’s a huge event, but we don’t have cube walls or any sound-dampening items here so take a walk and take it outside guys.
The morning’s coffee run just caught up with me and I headed to the mens’ room, usually the last place I expect any sort of conversation. Right around the sink, three guys were in a very lively and heated discussion about the game. Now I dunno about you but it’s a little disconcerting at the office to try and have a wee while you’ve got an impromptu ESPN panel show breaking out a few feet away. In a sports bar, sure, but not at work.
How about y’all? Where’s the most odd/annoying/awkward location for Super Bowl chats around you today, and who is the most unexpected person in your workplace — geek, flamer, spinster, social outcast, etc. — joining in?