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Doesn't it distract you?

In India we hardly ever differentiate between personal space and public space! People happily chat away the most romantic conversations sitting in office surrounded by colleagues all around. The lady in front of me now is doing just that, and the fact that I understand Bengali (language in which she's talking) almost as good as Hindi is making matters worse for me. Its hard to concentrate when on your own report when the person in front of you is planning a weekend trip with her boyfriend!!

On one hand its good that we are not too hung up about being 'formal' in office (like it is in the UK) and the fact that this makes colleagues much more approachable helps in better team dynamics. However, I have a firm belief that some aspects of one's life should be strictly personal - like your chat with your boyfriend! One should, if not out of regard to others, but just for one's own privacy move out of their cubicles/bays/seats - somewhere more private to converse privately. This would not only help protect your privacy but would help others concentrate on their own work!!


  1. H eheh e eh... Poor You...

  2. this is still better than PDAs ... to get a hands on experience ... visit one of the large IT cos, which now have become an extension of college and you'll see and get embarraced, esp when you are walking down with senior mgmt or even worse - a customer! - this is becoming true for almost all the IT (incl ITES) cos...

  3. oops... its embarrassed ... spelling :(


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