I may be experiencing early signs of misophonia. Sounds that didn’t bother me before now make me want to drag my knuckles across someone’s forehead.
Unfortunately, I work in an openly shared workspace at my day job in a low-walled cubicle. This means I’m exposed to every sneeze, cough, crunch, unsilenced phone, obnoxious personal convo, howl, and the clamor of dragging feet. Thank the audio gods for earbuds!
Noise-canceling devices are useless when you’re surrounded by loud-mouth coworkers since you’ll cause yourself to go deaf by cranking up the volume to tune them out.
I know sounds are gonna happen, I too make sounds, but damn, can people be more respectful with their damn personal racket? Makes me miss the days when I had my own office. I was spoiled and didn’t know it.[sigh]
Maybe I should build a sound booth made of acoustic foam around my cubicle. I’ll write it off as a work expense for my 2019 tax return.
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