So there’s a guy who sits near me, a total pretentuous asshole, but I digress…
He has a current wife and an ex-wife, and children with both.
We work in a village of cubicles and there is little to no privacy for phone conversations, with drives me totally fucking nuts, but I digress…
I can barely endure having to listen to his conversations with co-workers, as the slimeball residue of his “professional style” threatens to flood over into my cube and drown me in a horrid and painfull death. But…since they’re work-related conversations, I just grit my teeth and carry on.
Every time one of his wives call about something, he always puts them on speaker phone, and he usually “handles” conversations with them in even more of a corporate slimeball way than he does his work-related conversations. He’ll seriously sit there and have a whole “you-are-the-embodiement-of-all-that-is-wrong-with-the-concept-of-marriage-you-misogynistic-selfish-controlling-bastard” conversation with one of the wives…on speakerphone…and follow it with a “you-are-the-embodiement-of-all-that-is-wrong-with-corporate-america” conversation about work…off the speakerphone.
His priorities and logic boggles the mind, as does his lack of manners when it comes to fighting with current and former spouses about how many times the kids are flying back and forth across the country for joint custody visits this summer.
If the guy is willing to air his disfunctional personal life out for the entire office to hear, but doesn’t want anyone to hear more than half of work-related conversations, it just makes me really not want to trust him, assuming I had any inclination to do so in the first place, which I don’t.