There is a woman on the other side of the office exclaiming things really loudly. I just heard an “Oh, my lord!” and an “Oh, my gosh!” I can’t think of many reasons why someone would exclaim something that loudly in a quiet office, so that people on the complete other side can hear you clearly. Perhaps she won the lottery. Or is on fire. In either case, I still can’t justify making these sorts of exclamations for nearly ten minutes.
Well, she’s not on fire. A loud peal of laughter just echoed throughout the floor. I think it comes down to this woman is too egocentric to realize / care that her volume is not appreciated by the other workers surrounding her.
Perhaps I should start acting like this woman–she does seem pretty happy, after all.[Phone rings.] Teri: HELLO!!
Mr. W: Holy crap you’re hurting my ears….how is your day going?
Teri: OH MY LORD!! MY DAY IS FINE!! PRETTY QUIET, ACTUALLY!! HOW ARE YOU?!
Mr. W: Quiet, huh? Somehow I doubt that.
Teri: [ANNOYING PEAL OF LAUGHTER!!] Mr. W: [Hangs up.]