Someone “announces” the items they bring into my office. For example, when placing the remittances I need to review and sign into my inbox, this person says “Here are the remittances!” To clarify, remittances are processed every week and are not particularly extraordinary.
Everything – and I am not exaggerating, it is everything – brought to my office is announced with a description. Sometimes a deadline is also mentioned. But always the description.
I actually said once, “You don’t need to announce things you bring to my office. It’s OK. I’ll figure it out.” But the practice persists.
It is not that new items in the office are offensive, per se. Tiring perhaps. Many people bring many items. Often they can do it without me even noticing they’ve come and gone.
It is not that I find the person particularly grating, such that anything said is annoying. A simple “How’s it going?” would not rankle. It is this particular, persistent, pathological practice which is distracting me from the myriad of other things I should be doing.
Why does this bother me? To ask again for it to stop would hurt feelings and I don’t want to do that. Any suggestions or thoughts?