Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hey you, Co-Worker:

Yes it is true that our office is directly across the street from the Catholic Church.  And yes it is true that every hour, on the hour the bells ring.  Why must you hum to the bells and then say aloud “DONG, DONG, DONG, DONG” each time the bell sounds for another hour.  UGH!  Stop it already; the bells are enough distraction, I don’t need to hear you “DONG” too!
Dork!

 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not actually defending the "Ding-donger" but...

I have an autistic son, and if there's a loud noise, he MUST copy it and be at least equally loud.

So, for example, when the vacuum cleaner's on, he screeches at a similar volume and pitch.

I believe that its something to do with mirror-neurones in the brain... the ones that make a baby copy his/her mother's smile... anyway, kinda long winded and a but technical.

What I'm actually getting at is...

Maybe the ding-donger is mentally challenged and really can't help it.

Yeah, it still annoys the ass off you every hour, but if you can smugly smile to yourself and think "Yeah, she's annoying, but she's not all there mentally, so I'll just ignore it" it might annoy you a little bit less...

OR - you could bring up the conversation about mentally challenged kids copying noises, at 10 minutes to an hour.. and then, on the hour, when she does it, ask if she's deliberately taking the mickey out of disabled kids and tell her that you think its inappropriate...