All of the noise is really getting on my last nerve! Yakety yak, yakety yak, yakety, yak… Do you ever wonder what the heck is wrong with the motormouths, loudmouths, and busybodies? I know, I do…
Sometimes you really need to tell some people to shut up, or where they can go, but you can’t. Instead, calmly put your head down on the desk, relax, and think to yourself or get up and deeply breath in and out while pacing back and forth and do Carl Winslow’s mantra “3, 2, 1… 1, 2, 3…what the heck is bothering me?” (from Family Matters). Repeat it over, and over, and over again until you feel better. The latter approach is a bit more drastic than the former, but do whatever it takes to remain calm and focused.
With everything that’s going on, getting the right things done is a challenge on most days with all the motormouths, loudmouths, or busybodies. It is difficult trying to FOCUS in some environments. Not to mention, the distractions: constant phone calls, emails, walk-ins, and so on that come with the territory. On days when I’m pressed for time or just too busy, I always seem to think to myself, “Something’s gotta to give.” I know, I can’t be the only person that feels this way at times. I know that may sound a bit cliche, but that’s exactly the way it is when I’m having one of those days when I’d rather be all alone because there’s too much work to do.
When some people feel like they know you, they don’t even ask or say, “Got a Minute” or “Can we talk?” They just bust right in, start running their mouth, or begin dancing and prancing until noticed. What is wrong with them, acting like a one-man marching band beating and banging on anything that they can find until someone pays attention? (You know the type… please forgive me if that’s you). Perhaps, they think I just sit at the desk twiddling my pretty little thumbs around all day. Sometimes you have to just close the door and hang a do not disturb sign on it. Am I being too frank?
Telling one of the Three Stooges that you can’t talk right now, because you’re too busy does not work. So, what should you say to someone that don’t seem to understand the words that are coming out of you mouth?
You know… if you haven’t dealt with that employee or coworker that you dread simply because of their motormouth, that worker who constantly comes to see you just to lollygag and gossip (even when they know you’re busy), or that loudmouth who megaphones throughout the department as if everyone wants to know what they are talking about. Keep on living, You WILL!
Yakety yak, yakety yak, yakety, yak… DON’T TALK BACK. That’s what you tell them. JUST SHUT THE HECK UP!
At least, that’s what I’m thinking (to myself). How about you? Do you dreaded work because of a loudmouth, motormouth, or busybody? How do you deal with an employee that constantly visits to gossip and talks a thousand words a minute without fail? How would you handle the Three Stooges, if they worked with you? Please like, comment, and share. Until next time….
I’m trying to focus in HERE!!!
Yakety, Yak… Don’t Talk Back.