Interstellar Adventures

January 20, 2006

Enough Already!

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 9:29 am

UGH! Here at work they’re opening up some new office space. We’ve got construction crews running around, and one of the workspaces is right across the hall from my office. And.I.Am.Irritated!!!

For the last month, this has been going on. Saws…drills…banging…yelling…metal clanging…laughing…tales of the previous night’s exploits…guys barking like dogs…cussing…

This morning was the last straw. My office mate and I have complained to facilities. We’ve complained to our boss. We were assured that the construction would be over soon. Well, it’s not. This morning was it for me. The noise has not subsided. In fact, it’s gotten worse. Today’s special? Moaning.

I sat here for a moment and wondered if I was hearing it correctly. Then I wondered if it would stop. No it did not. A month’s worth of frustration boiled up in me, and I got up and opened my office door. My neighbor next door heard it too. He was sticking his head out of his office. We stared at each other. What the hell!?!? he mouthed. So, I walked across the hall, stuck my head in the space between the plywood covering the gaping hole in the wall and said:

“Can we cut out the moaning please?!? We can hear it in our offices!”

It’s been mostly quiet since. Average construction noise. But no moaning or other extraneous noises. Mission accomplished.


  1. “Saws…drills…banging…yelling…metal clanging…laughing…tales of the previous night’s exploits…guys barking like dogs…cussing…” this sounds like a normal day in my office!! Good for you for standing up for some moaning-less work time!

    Comment by Carnealian — January 20, 2006 @ 10:07 am |Reply

  2. Moaning? Too weird. Why in the world was someone moaning. Freaky!

    Comment by Jolynn — January 20, 2006 @ 11:20 am |Reply

  3. LOL!!

    Comment by UziCue — January 20, 2006 @ 11:40 am |Reply

  4. Moaning? Do you even want to know why?

    Comment by Nancy — January 20, 2006 @ 12:05 pm |Reply

  5. Did you find out what it was? inquiring minds want to know…love your writing!!!

    Comment by Cynthia — January 20, 2006 @ 1:27 pm |Reply

  6. Personally, I’d be a bit concerned about a construction worker that moaned. There’s no moaning in power tools.

    Comment by FTS — January 20, 2006 @ 1:34 pm |Reply

  7. Moaning??? Did someone cut the wrong thing with a saw or what? Wait, I don’t think I really want to know.

    Comment by Twist of Kate — January 20, 2006 @ 2:41 pm |Reply

  8. the Richard Simmons Construction Company?

    Comment by Jim — January 20, 2006 @ 3:00 pm |Reply

  9. hope they gave you workboots and hardhats to wear with all that going on!
    hope you have a quiet weekend after that.

    Comment by Better Safe Than Sorry — January 20, 2006 @ 8:35 pm |Reply

  10. Did they have builder’s bums too? 😉

    Comment by The Wisdom of Wislon — January 21, 2006 @ 7:58 am |Reply

  11. I bet you a nickle that they were watching an “adult film” and/or were doing something very wrong with their “tools.”

    Comment by Coyote Mike — January 21, 2006 @ 8:54 pm |Reply

  12. Moaning? What in the heck were they doing that moaning was involved?

    Comment by Indigo — January 21, 2006 @ 11:40 pm |Reply

  13. Woo Hoo! You Go Girl! I think it was very possible that these very mature folks had no idea that they were being heard (and that all your previous complaints went on deaf ears) see as they immediately shut up. Sounds to me that they might have even been embarassed about it. At least that’s what I’m hoping for you.
    However, if they start up with it again, you could say something along the lines of “could you please not give us all the details and get to work so that you’ll be finished soon?”

    Comment by Renee — January 22, 2006 @ 12:43 am |Reply

  14. How come nothing that strange and interesting ever happens at my workplace? Oh, because they never finished the construction! Five years later, we are still waiting for sinks and baseboards!

    Comment by Miss Cellania — January 22, 2006 @ 12:54 am |Reply

  15. Gotta wonder about the moaning, huh? Hmm. No, don’t really want to know!!

    I’ve answered your question from the other day… come on over..

    Comment by Marie — January 22, 2006 @ 1:39 pm |Reply

  16. Never had to put up with ‘moaning’ in anywhere I’ve worked, more like whinging, complaining etc.

    Comment by culfy — January 23, 2006 @ 6:01 am |Reply

  17. I just want to know why they were moaning… my curiosity is so aroused….

    I feel for you… hope the disruption doesn’t get any worse….

    Comment by The Womanmoose — January 23, 2006 @ 6:21 am |Reply

  18. we must work in the same buidling!!!

    Comment by txlass — January 23, 2006 @ 7:04 pm |Reply

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