13 years ago
Jasmine

Why do people do this?

There is this girl at my job who talks about her husband constantly. She talks about every little detail such as what he ate for breakfast, if he gave her a pill in the morning, what side of the bed he likes blah blah blah. Its so annoying hearing about her husband all day. Everyone knows when there fighting and all there business. I love my hubby and my son does the cuties things but I don't talk about them all day long. Is it just me or should people keep there business to themselves.
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13 years ago
Mystery Girl
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I go through the same thing EVERY SINGLE DAY at work. It drives me absolutely nuts!! I feel like shouting SHUT UP!!!!! I'm really not interested in anyone's personal life at work, I could care less. I keep my personal life to myself & I expect the same from others.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
Wow, I'm not sure where you are from but I think we know the same girl! I had two college classes a week with this girl and everyone in the class wanted to murder her. She met and married him all in the same year and she went on and on and on about him every second of every day. I remember on one occasion we had a guest speaker. He mentioned something about steel. Automatically I felt my heart drop into my stomach because I knew (as did the rest of the world) that her husband worked at a steel factory. She interrupted the speaker and began talking about how her husband worked there! It was so annoying and so embarassing at the same time. All I can tell you is that I'm sure other people feel as equally as annoyed by her. There's really no way to stop someone like that from talking because no matter what you say they will always work the conversation back towards themselves. I would suggest you invest in some clear ear plugs so that you can tune her out!
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13 years ago
Mace Windu
I wholeheartedly agree. I have numerous co-workers who do all sorts of personal stuff at their desks. Some just talk and talk and talk, all sorts of personal family issues when they should just get up from their desks and talk outside, or where we can't hear them. And this one co-worker's phone is ringing constantly, personal phone calls from family members, friends, ringing for sports updates. And this goes on all night long. This is a daily occurrence. And this person isn't the only one. That person's the worst, but there are other people constantly taking personal phone calls at their desk and talking for what feels like a half hour. Why such people are allowed to carry on like that? It bothers me to no end. They surely aren't working. And what's really great is they'll be on their phone for a half hour, and after that, THEN they go take their "lunch break." It's like, You were JUST ON your lunch break. Sigh...........
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13 years ago
Jm e
Well, if you don't want to be confrontational, type out a letter telling her that the whole office is aware of her personal life and so on and that some of you don't really care what her husband had for breakfast or what the two of them are currently arguing about. Then send it via snail mail.
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13 years ago
tehabwa
She's a chatterer and a bore. Some people are like that. There's nothing wrong ith saying "I'd love to chat, but I have work to do." After all that's what everyone is being paid for, to do their work. If you find she really interferes with this purpose, talk to a supervisor about it, suggesting they deal ith the amount of distracting chatter in the workplace.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
People like that are selfish... and like to brag! well most but there are people who don't know how to be social! so when they make a statement! they think it will lead to a full converstation.. some don't understand that instead of saying I I I I or my lover did.. ask a question and you'll get more of a conversation! so what side of the bed does your partner sleep on? instead of my lover sleeps on the right side of the bed! I know this is because i am selfish and i learnt about this a few years ago! I did the same crap as your co worker.. it wasn't because i wanted to brag, it was because i'm not good at being social... so i thought that was how you opened conversations!
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13 years ago
ms. j
its ok to talk ONCE IN A WHILE but not every minute of the day! I know how you feel, the girl next to my cubicle doesn't shut up about her grandkids and doesn't care if the Vice President of our company listens to her ...
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13 years ago
bellababi44
are they newly weds?? maybe shes just excited but yes it is annoying not really much you can do unless you tell her you dont want to hear about it..
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