Super Awkward

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?

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4 Responses

  1. Fredo says:

    I suppose I now have something for the “pro” column of working here: few people actually give a damn about football.

  2. shindo says:

    It would have been a natural icebreaker for the beginning of my class, but I didn’t use it.

    My brother bet with his 11 year old son and lost $40. He more or less proclaimed Tom Brady sucks after the game was over. Smart kid, my nephew.

  3. Lolypup says:

    Everyone was talking about the damn game today and I was getting frustrated as I am no fan, in fact I actually got bored with the game last night and switched over to the foodnetwork. However as everyone at school today was talking about the game, I had a sudden realization and I closed my eyes!

  4. Brian says:

    Bobby, I know it’s terribly un-PC of me, but you know that it cracks me up when a deaf person has the sudden realization that he can stop listening by closing his eyes. 😆

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