Watch your ways
SAY someone in the next cubicle routinely hawks up phlegm and spits it ceremoniously into the wastebasket. Or hacks a raspy cough, then sneezes with mouth uncovered. Or clips toenails.
Gag. Sometimes you're forced to say to yourself: "If he/she does that one more time, I may get violent."
At what point is being gross unacceptable? What do you do when change is not within your control?
A combination of management and self-management helps, says Miriam Bamberger, a coach on workplace issues:
Instead of telling yourself how annoyed you are, try to focus on the task before you. "Put a new mental tape in," Bamberger recommends.
— LA Times-Washington Post