Some people can be such a distraction they’re actually being rude. And if you’ve been reading this for any time, you know I can’t stand stupid, rude people. It’s even worse when they’re totally oblivious to what they’re doing. How obtuse can some people be?
Here’s the setup, I was at a meeting this evening with about 20 people. Seated to my left was a very nice woman I’ve known for a while. A woman I’ve sat next to many times with no problems, but this time… this time she really pissed me off!
She started by grinding her teeth and being very fidgety, just moving around in her seat smashing those gnashers together for every one of 612 seconds, not that I was counting or anything.
Then she started drinking her Coke. OMG this really busted on me. She drank it by lifting it up very quickly beyond vertical so it made all kinds of gargling noises. Then she GULPED it down. Loud! Not just once, but several at a time, wait and repeat. Over and over again and again and agai… Oh, don’t forget the required carbonated “internal” burps that weren’t all that “internal”! Sheeze…
I was going nuts and began to think it was a Limited Edition Bottomless Coke when the vessel finally relented and gave up its last drop of caffeine. Thank goodness the pain in my ears, the pain in my frontal was over.
But no! It wasn’t over. With the sugar-water gone it was time to feed that belly some Oreo’s! I’m not freaking kidding. Cow Bell got up, grabbed what must have been two dozen cookies and began to plow through them. One painful crunch at a time. I actually had to put a finger in my ear closest to her just so I could concentrate. A friend sitting three seats from her actually spun his head around to see who was chomping on concrete.
Let me tell you, this was an amazingly painful meeting that was supposed to be fun. “Hey, come on out for a good time and heck, we’ll torture you while we’re at it.”
Come on people, you’re killing me here!