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Aibu to ask her to

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Fattychan123 Wed 11-Oct-17 12:41:37

I work in an office desks are within close proximity.

The lady opposite is constantly coughing. Aibu to ask her to put her hand over her mouth. We don't talk so should I email.

It's driving me mad.

I'm self employed I cannot afford to take time off sick and it's disgusting.

Help sad

OuchLegoHurts Wed 11-Oct-17 13:16:51

That would drive me crazy too but I couldn't say it straight out to her. I'd probably remark on how bad her cough is and hope she takes a hint and goes home or covers her mouth!

ZigZagIntoTheBlue Wed 11-Oct-17 13:39:44

I'd say it straight 'can you cover your mouth when you cough please? I don't want to catch what you have'. Then again I'm immunosuppressed so I've not got a problem being blunt as their mild illness might knock me on my ass for weeks

Fattychan123 Wed 11-Oct-17 13:45:57

The person who sits next to me sneezed and both her hands were firmly on her mobile. I was nearly sick in my handbag 😩😩😩😩😩

Smellyrose Wed 11-Oct-17 13:49:30

Get in early and put passive aggressive signs all over the office.

N0tNowBernard Wed 11-Oct-17 13:58:08

Ok, you need anti back to hand at all times! Also, do you have a scarf you could wear and surreptitiously cover your nose with it? grin

Fattychan123 Wed 11-Oct-17 14:00:04

I have plenty of anti bac which I applying frequently and currently have my jumper over my nose and mouth.

Anyone know where I can get a bio hazardous suit for the remainder of the week πŸ˜‘

Cornettoninja Wed 11-Oct-17 14:02:17

In fairness she's not too sick to be at work so no reason to think you would be really is there?

You don't sound like there's any particular need to foster a long term relationship with these women so just ask them to use or offer a tissue.

mintyneb Wed 11-Oct-17 14:30:35

Does she have a cold that's causing a cough? There are some health conditions that can cause a permanent cough that is troublesome for the individual but of no risk to anyone else

KityGlitr Wed 11-Oct-17 14:32:40

Just ask next time she does it 'excuse me, would you mind covering your mouth when you cough please? Thanks'. Doesn't need to be a big drama or an email! Any reasonable person would feel that is a fair request.

Fattychan123 Wed 11-Oct-17 14:35:31

No ongoing health issues.

She was off the other day for one day due to her chest infection.

The other woman who is now sneezing everywhere with zero hand to catch germs
Etc said she woke up this morning feeling unwell.

I will have to say something in person then. I thought an email would be less confrontational.

Thanks guys

Caulkheadupnorf Wed 11-Oct-17 14:40:38

Why don’t you talk?

N0tNowBernard Wed 11-Oct-17 15:09:57

Good luck

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