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Bah, humbug [Dec. 1st, 2011|10:50 pm]
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[music |Scorched Earth Policy - "Too Far Gone"]

It's barely December and already the nonsense has begun.

One or more of the bright sparks in filing thought it might be fun to play a practical joke on the helpdesk boys (who work a paper-thin wall away from me). So they replaced their lightbulbs with Christmas lights and wound tinsel all around their desks. And put a disco medley of tacky holiday songs on auto-repeat. This lasted for a whole hour before one of the helpdesk boys got back and, well, fairly much exploded amidst cries of "My little island of sanity has been desecrated!"

Never mind them. By about the fourth snippet of "Winter Wonderland" I had made my decision.

If I ever find out who's running the alleged "War against Christmas", I'm going to join up.

From: axiomatic_axe
2011-12-01 08:26 pm (UTC)
¡Viva la Revolución!
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[User Picture]From: aeb
2011-12-02 06:28 am (UTC)
They played part of Winter Wonderland four times in an hour? That's too much, especially if they don't even finish the song. {Very Wry Smile}

I don't suppose you know who did it? wry but sympathetic Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2011-12-02 06:57 am (UTC)
It was one of those horrible disco medley type things which only have about one verse of each song before cycling to the next one. The whole thing can't have been more than about five minutes long, at which point it went right back to the start again.

The culprit hasn't been tracked down (that I've heard of, at least). Filing were pointing fingers are the PR department, but that's not really their style (PR's style is more stomping into offices and throwing screaming hissy-fits if they don't get treated as Super Special Snowflakes).
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[User Picture]From: aeb
2011-12-02 08:07 am (UTC)
At five minutes long, you should hear the whole medley a dozen times an hour. {wince}

I do hope someone figures out who did it soon. {Sympathetic Smile}

Hissy-fits from PR and pranks from filing? That's... an interesting work environment. {sympathetic look} I hope things calm down as much as possible soon. {Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2011-12-07 07:37 am (UTC)
I think that was about how many times I'd heard it. I already knew exactly what I thought of it by about the fourth run-through; the rest of the time was spent quietly thinking of CDs I could quietly loan the poor helpdesk boys in order for them to respond in kind, in between attempts to Actually Get Work Done. (Luckily nobody tried to phone me during that hour - I have a bit of a hearing problem in that I basically can't hear anything over background noise - everything merges into mush and I can't make any words out).

Oh yes, definitely an "interesting" environment in certain meanings of the word "interesting"...
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