How to put this nicely?
I have three bosses. Okay, technically 4, but one is housed upstairs. The other three are in my area – two women and one man. They are all nice, delightful, and charming. The male however has THE.MOST.ANNOYING.HABIT – he whistles, hums and or sings CONSTANTLY. I’m not even sure he realizes he’s doing it.
Yesterday I was tortured for 4 FREAKING HOURS by him whistling and then occasionally singing or humming “This Old Heart of Mine”. You know that song, right? It goes, “This old heart of mine, been broke a thousand times, each time you break away.” Yeah, that one. Not necessarily an awful song, but when you hear someone whistle/hum/sing it ALL DAY – it quickly goes from “that’s not a bad song”, to “I hate that motherfraking song so much I wish someone would take it, twirl it into a ball and slingshot it into the ocean.” Also, the person doing the singing/humming/whistling goes from “He’s such a nice boss and I am so lucky,” to “If he doesn’t shut the hell up, I am going to stalk his house late at night and sing that Friday song by Rebecca Black at the top of my lungs over and over, right outside his bedroom window.” Or better yet, “I am going to hold him captive and read 50 Shades of Grey out loud to him.” – that would be the ultimate torture!
Thankfully he left half the day yesterday, but he is currently in there listening to This Old Heart Of Mine (again) and other songs from long ago on his computer and singing and humming them! It’s been going on all day again (with the exception of when he went to teach a class). Now he’s whistling. Great.
So my question to you, dear readers, is how do you get someone to stop this habit? What do you say to them and how do you say it nicely without hurting their feelings or getting fired? 😉
Seriously. If he doesn’t stop I may jab my eardrums out with these here paperclips:
**Since I got distracted while writing this post, he has gone into a meeting for a bit and I have gotten sweet, sweet relief. He will be back out soon though – sigh.