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23 / F / Dominican Republic
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Posted 2/13/18 , edited 2/13/18
I ask this to myself every day at work
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Posted 2/14/18 , edited 2/14/18
I just ignore them.

One place I worked at a girl in the office hated me from day one, literally. My first day and she's hostile. I guess I got the job instead of one of her friends. Anyway, after I'd learned the job and had enough experience to handle day-to-day problems we never spoke to each other outside of occasional specific work questions, Good Morning and Goodbye.

Best way to do it. You don't need to be friends with everyone, just so long as you can do the job.
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Posted 2/14/18 , edited 2/14/18
Smile n nod.

Ignore them.

Troll them.

Option two is the better of those three.
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Posted 2/14/18 , edited 2/15/18
Just ignore
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Posted 2/21/18 , edited 2/21/18
well considering the last time i had to deal with some one i almost literally murdered them, i dont deal with them. ever.
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Posted 3/13/18 , edited 3/13/18
I smile & respond until they go away, I don't remember the last time I-- oh, theres this guy I find annoying on xbox, but I don't avoid him, I'm actually happy to see him in my lobby because I get to fight him
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22 / M / canada
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Posted 3/16/18 , edited 3/16/18
Ignore/avoid them
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19 / in the netherworld
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Posted 3/16/18 , edited 3/16/18
Well you have to be somewhat professional right?

Just tell her to quiet down and that you're doing something right now... And just let her know "I'll catch up with you later." BUT keep working until it's your break time.. .And if you can change your break times to when she's NOT taking a break, you're all goooooood. At the end of the day, just don't approach her and leave... And just act like you've completely forgotten the whole conversation....

It's what I try to do....
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21 / M / missori usa
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Posted 3/16/18 , edited 3/17/18
you runn as fast as you can away
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38 / M / Everywhere
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Posted 3/17/18 , edited 3/17/18
I would act like they are not there or tell them to stop being annoying.
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Posted 3/17/18 , edited 3/17/18
Best method I found is to treat them as they very much do not exist period, to the point their entire existence does not even register on your radar.

This method DOES have its drawbacks, and takes an immeasurable amount of patience, determination and one hell of a poker face.

You start by completely ignoring them, if they interrupt you, you don't stop yourself or even try and elevate your voice, just keep talking the way you have and tone out anything they say ever. If you ask for input on anything, gather feedback from everyone else but them, intentionally skip over/ignore any and all input and do not respond to any kind questioning or outbursts from them. On the great chance of others around you questioning you or trying to draw your attention to the person being ignored, you must side-step the question, if they insistently demand you explain yourself and want an answer, you have to ask for clarification, and have an honest look of bewilderment and confusion when they question you about this person you have made non-existent.

This form will bring your very sanity into question, the most important thing is to remain calm and confident, if you waiver even a little bit, or intentionally let others in on it, you fail. You simply have to prove to the others through actions as well as words, that you are the one in the right and they are the ones being delusional. On the chance they try and force you into a situation where they force a physical interaction, you need the will and resolve to shrug it off, and not react. In the case of them wanting to test you, keep in mind your surroundings, if they have said person stand in front of you for example to block your vision, knowing whats behind them will make this act all the more convincing. If they try and display something that is not normally there, a sign, picture their actions and ask you to tell them what you see, you can side-step them by blowing them off, somewhere along the lines of "Seriously? Do I honestly come across as a complete idiot to you?" If they keep pushing it, you can side step further by making a declaration along the lines of: "We do have work to do right?" or "I have plans after work today, I need to get out on time, so I don;t have time to mess around with you all." subsequently walking off/away.

The whole premise of this method is to make them literally non-existent to you, and by chance start going along with you, believing they are the ones in the wrong, or think something is wrong with them. Its also known as 'Communal Manipulation' Its an idea where everyone states one thing to be a truth, thus it is while in fact its not the truth at all, but they live their lives and interact as it were. -- There was an anime that featured this concept, 'Another', while they ended up failing, the method itself is very much considered bullying, it does not occur all that often, but when it does, it generally leads to the 'victim' committing suicide or actually vanishing. A variant of this method was used in 'March Comes in Like a Lion' where all the classmates, even the teacher are in on it and don't want to be the target, so kept quite and ignored it.

This is an extremely brutal method, but it gets the point across, if you are not adverse to potentially having criminal charges levied against you should something happen to this co-worker as a direct result or not.. I suggest either pulling them tot he side and confronting them, thus avoiding public humiliation. On the chance they blow you off or react poorly, go with the public humiliation method and bring it up in front of the other co-workers, if that's still too harsh for you, bring it up with your superior and make a formal complaint.
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Posted 3/18/18 , edited 3/18/18
Put LSD in her coffee.

But seriously why not just pull her aside sometime and politely explain how some of her habits make you very uncomfortable.
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23 / M / U.S.A.
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Posted 3/19/18 , edited 3/19/18
Ignore them?
Posted 3/19/18 , edited 3/20/18
If I can't ignore them completely, try to make their life a living hell as payment for not being able to get away. Works like a charm, they leave me alone and i can get my work done.
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