I am so not a fan of the "Knock! Knock!"
Not the joke because how can you not be a big fan of the Knock! Knock! joke?! Classic comedy, that's what it is. One of my favorites:
Interrupting cow wh--
*slaps knee and wipes tear from eye* Now THAT'S comedy!
No, I'm talking about the unfunny "Knock! Knock!"
Now that I am in a new role and have moved to a different work location for a year, I have moved from a private office to a cubicle. One of the peculiar things I've discovered in cubicle living*, is that people come to my cube entrance and say "Knock! Knock!" The hell?! What is wrong with saying "Excuse me"? Why must people say "Knock! Knock!"?
And, as long as I'm feeling peevish, let me add that "Excuse me" should not be followed by a steady stream of whatever topic the person is on about. It should be followed by a pause to determine if, indeed, the badgeree wishes to be interrupted. On the plus side, I don't have Medical Mel next to me...
And, speaking of strange things to listen to: Am I the only one that misses the public pay phone? Remember when there was a Plexiglas barrier between the caller and everyone else so we didn't have to listen to things we should never be subjected to listening to??
I am old.
I am crotchety.
Hear me (and Katy Perry) roar.
* How comes there's no magazine entitled "Cubicle Living" in the vein of Martha Stewart's "Living" or all those other Living magazines ("Country Living", "Southern Living", "Coastal Living", "Whole Living", "Healthy Living","Subway Grate Living", ...)? There could be columns about cubicle etiquette and ways to decorate your cubicle and 5 exercises you can do while in your cubicle and.... Oh yeah. Print is dead.