So this morning I walked to my desk and found a note as follows:
Please don’t be offended by this note, it’s just a request from us for you to consider.
Whilst your musical taste cannot be faulted, your playing of it does leave something to be desired. Could you please find a pair of headphones to listen to your music, as it can be heard almost half way across the room, all day every day. Unfortunately, by the time it escapes from the confines of your desk it emerges as a tinny distraction and not the cool sound you enjoy.
Now, in the first place, “Whilst”? Come on! I’m pretty familiar with the common conversation modes of everyone in my immediate area and none of you use “whilst”.
Further, never mind that it is not true that my music “can be heard almost half way across the room”, I’ve verified it. What really ticked me off was the unsigned nature of the note.
For reference, there isn’t anyone here younger than 30, most are a lot older. What is wrong with coming up to me and saying:
“bayonet, can you turn down your music some, it’s kinda bothering me?” I found the whole unsigned note thing just frankly juvenile, so I’ve written a reply on Post-it note, attached it to the message, and left it on the same spot on my desk. My note reads as follows:
“Thanks for your note. Maybe when you finish high school you’ll be able to address these issues in person, not through unsigned notes. Love Bayonet”
And yes, I went out and bought a set of headphones, I’m nothing if not accomodating, I’d just appreciate some honesty for goodness sakes.