We have a lady who moved into our department from another section of the building. She constantly cracks and snaps her gum. And at lunch she talks with a mouthful of food. I have told her twice about the gum, she apologizes and then the next day she starts again.
To me this is very rude and very annoying. Is it me? If so, please let me know.
No, it's not just you.
I think it's very rude.
Oh my. This is happening to me also. One day per week I work in an office down the hall
from a chronic gum snapper, and it makes me want to get violent. I would prefer bamboo shoots under the fingernails.
Is there any way you can speak with your boss or manager about how this is affecting your productivity and see if they can prohibit food or gum
at the desks?
lol It is an annoying habit (the gum).
Can't help you with dealing with your co-worker, other than to recommend earplugs and music.
At least the war on the environment is going well.
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I think chewing gum in the workplace is very unprofessional.
Maybe if enough people mention it to her she will get the hint?
but it sounds like this person prob wont take it.
I can't STAND
that! Do people know how ignorant it sounds and looks?
She's probably doing it unconsciously. That's one of the reasons I don't chew gum.
It is rude, annoying and juvenile. This is one of my pet peeves; if you're going to chew gum, chew it the right way or don't even bother!!
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> We have a lady who moved into our department from
> another section of the building. She constantly
> cracks and snaps her gum. And at lunch she talks
> with a mouthful of food. I have told her twice about
> the gum, she apologizes and then the next day she
> starts again.
> To me this is very rude and very annoying. Is it me?
> If so, please let me know.
No, you're not the only one that finds it rude and annoying. It's also very unprofessional in a work environment.
LOL, the talking with the mouthful of food is also another thing that I find rude and annoying!
I do not find cracking gum to be very lady like. That being said, I chew sugarless gum and find it sometimes just CRACKS.
Someone cracking gum makes me cringe, especially when it's an adult. I hate it. ITA, very rude, very annoying.
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The only kind I chew is sugarless and it has never just cracked.
If that is the worst thing anyone in your office does, you work in a wonderful place. There are much more important things to worry about.
People who are trying to quit smoking or lose weight often take up chewing gum, to keep from eating or smoking.Not everyone is perfect and can do these things with NO help whatsoever.
I chew gum when I'm hungry so that I will not eat. There is a difference between chewing and popping. In an office environment or anywhere else, it does become annoying.
I can relate. I went to a meeting last week and the attorney giving a speech was chewing gum and blew bubbles during his presentation and also cracked his gum many times. I was shocked to see this and a few people told him to throw out his gum and he ignored them.
> The only kind I chew is sugarless and it has never
> just cracked.
Oh well, I must be doing something wrong.
Popping gum & [u]whistling.[/u] Annoying
Regardless of the reason, really and truly, regardless of the reason, I want to strangle anyone who repeatedly snaps their gum. It's rude. Period. No ands, ifs, or buts about it.
Snapping, whistling, clicking, stomping, loud ipod, you name it, these audibles invade the space we all share. "Share" is the operative word here, not "compromise."
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I can't stand the sound of cracking gum!
Please don't put me in a timeout.
You aren't doing anything Lulu, I think I'm just very conscious of it period. My mother is a gum popper and I just never something I always hated.
I quit chewing gum in 1988. It was quite the vice with me. I'm sure I looked like a cow. At any rate, I had some rather extensive and icky periodontal work done and it cured me of ever chewing again! All of that is beside the point, of course! Yes, I think it's rude and crude. I work with some women that snap, pop, smack and crack their wads and chew with their mouths open. Yucko.
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You are not alone. I can't stand the sound of cracking gum either. One time I was sitting in front of a bunch of girls at a movie theater. The gum cracking was so loud I couldn't hear all the dialogue, and I finally complained to an usher.
I don't think the whole gum chewing thing is all that attractive. I agree with Muttlvr. Some gum chewers look like cows chewing their cud.
A little song, a little dance, a little selzer in your pants.
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These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter... I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm here after.
I can't stand people smacking their gum. It is so irritating. Just about as irritating as hearing someone's conversation on their cell phone.
I don't chew gum because it gives me headaches but on the rare occasion that I do, I snap it. don't blow bubbles but I like snapping it. love that sound, reminds me of popping bubble wrap. if it annoys someone, it wouldn't last long. I can only chew it for 15-20 minutes and it's usually shopping or somewhere, not in an office setting.
This is a topic I can relate to! I SO agree with you!! Like another poster, I, also, once sat next to someone in a movie theater who was cracking away, nonstop, so loudly, and totally destroyed all of the movie experience for me! I couldn't even concentrate on the dialogue!
A few weeks ago, I had to go to a government office, to take care of some important business, and the woman behind the window, taking my information, did that nonstop!! It was so horribly loud, and with her mouth constantly open. I was truly disgusted!
It seems like there are less and less classy people around now! With the loud, in your face, cell phones, and the chewing gum like that, in public places, it is a sad commentary on the loss of respect for other people and their rights for peace and quiet!
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