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to pointedly offer a tissue to the lady in my office who keeps sniffing loudly? (AAARGH)

(51 Posts)
ClockWatchingLady Tue 06-Aug-13 10:05:08

God, it's driving me nuts.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Tue 06-Aug-13 10:08:16

YANBU. Do it. You will feel better.


I carry extra on public transport for this exact reason.

Do it and then tell us what happened smile

ClockWatchingLady Tue 06-Aug-13 10:13:15

Thanks, unexpected.
I offered one, she took it, dabbed her nose and kept on sniffing. REALLY loudly.
I might just resign - no job is worth this....

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Tue 06-Aug-13 10:17:57

OMFG the inconsiderateness.

You need to be even more direct.

"Please could you blow your nose properly and stop sniffing. or I will evacuate your nasal passages with a dyson

Do it do it do it.

And then tell us about it smile

<quiet day at work emoticon>

mignonette Tue 06-Aug-13 10:19:14

It may be a nervous tic. It is surprisingly common. Or she may have post nasal drip. Either way, might not be much she can do about it in the here and now.

lostblonde86 Tue 06-Aug-13 10:33:07

I work with a woman like that, and sneezes loads! Everyday, so now we sort of have a giggle over it, and tell her to go blow her nose, I know it Sounds rude, but she is the sort of person you have a laugh with so we do it in a nice waysmile. If someone else has a cold she gets us backwink

ClockWatchingLady Tue 06-Aug-13 10:34:39

grin Unexpected. I just don't think I can do that! I'm too much of a wuss. And now mignonette has made me worry it's a post nasal drip....

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Tue 06-Aug-13 10:41:34

Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it

You know you want to.

How many hours will you be listening to her otherwise grin

ClockWatchingLady Tue 06-Aug-13 10:42:36

That sounds nice, Lostblonde. Don't really know the lady in my case, but maybe this is a way in grin

By the way mignonette thank you for making me think a bit more nicely and combat the rage smile

ClockWatchingLady Tue 06-Aug-13 10:44:32

6 hours and 16 minutes, Unexpected. 6 hours and 16 minutes...

Pascha Tue 06-Aug-13 10:46:49

I never know what is worse, to sniff all the time or blow all the time. Both are equally annoying.

georgettemagritte Tue 06-Aug-13 10:49:29

Could be hayfever, in which case she might not be able to help it. Sometimes even tons of allergy medication doesn't help that much and it actually inflames the tissues more to keep nose-blowing!

Elsiequadrille Tue 06-Aug-13 10:49:30

My dh knows I mean "Will you please stop sniffing, you're irritating me" when I offer him a tissue smile

It really is annoying.

Elsiequadrille Tue 06-Aug-13 10:50:03

I'm afraid I wouldn't dare tell her to blow her nose, not unless she was my own child

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Tue 06-Aug-13 10:51:46

Six hours.

12 sniffs an hour?

72 teeth itching, stomach churning sniffs to sit through.

CONFRONT her! All over on seconds, like ripping a plaster off grin

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Tue 06-Aug-13 10:52:16

* in blush

ClockWatchingLady Tue 06-Aug-13 10:56:48

12 an hour? I WISH! 12 a minute, maybe.
Thank you for going through this with me, ladies.

Post nasal drip is no excuse, I should know I suffer from it, and allergic rhinitis, and sinusitis. I am however considerate, I hate sniffers.

Are you getting tense waiting for the next big Sniff op? Bet you are, I feel for you.

youmeatsix Tue 06-Aug-13 11:01:51

wait until she goes on a break and cover her desk in boxes and packets of tissues, i'll chip in with the expense OP, raid every toilet roll you can find and stack them in a pyramid right in front of where she sits. sniffing drives me NUTS

Lottapianos Tue 06-Aug-13 11:02:18

How about saying 'you poor thing, you sound like you're really suffering. I find a good nose blow makes me feel so much better when I'm bunged up. Just get it all out!' with a helpful smile smile

When I am Queen of the World, sniffers will have 3 chances to stop it and use a tissue like a normal human being before being shot.

I don't care whether it's hayfever, I don't care if she's Typhoid Mary - blow your damn nose! Nobody wants to hear your snot! <rage>

youmeatsix Tue 06-Aug-13 11:02:19

wait until she goes on a break and cover her desk in boxes and packets of tissues, i'll chip in with the expense OP, raid every toilet roll you can find and stack them in a pyramid right in front of where she sits. sniffing drives me NUTS

ClockWatchingLady Tue 06-Aug-13 11:03:03

I just can't unexpected. What if she has a postnasal drip, hayfever, a nervous tic, and a tissue phobia? WHat then?

Lottapianos Tue 06-Aug-13 11:04:26

AlexReid, I suffer from post nasal drip and rhinitis too - what works for you? I am really sorry for TMI but I have constant runny mucus falling down the back of my throat and it is seriously unpleasant. I tried Beconase and Nasonex from the GP but neither made any difference.

Sorry for disgusting derail!

squoosh Tue 06-Aug-13 11:04:45

I feel your pain, I cannot tell you how much I feel your pain. These people deserve to die a slow and painful death.

Why do some arse wipes insist on sniff, sniff, sniffing. Blow your motherfucking noses people!

I have a colleague who does this, happily he's on holiday this week. If he's not sniffing he's coughing, if he's not coughing he's whistling. My rage levels rise just being near him.

DramaAlpaca Tue 06-Aug-13 11:16:39

I too feel your pain.

I have a colleague who talks to herself constantly. If she's not doing that she is humming, and if she's not doing that she is whistling.

If she sniffed as well I really would have to strangle her.

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