Many people spend more time at work than with our actual families (thanks, capitalism!). So it's important to try and find a workplace where you mesh well with your co-workers. But no matter how much you like the people you work with, there's always one who will rub you the wrong way. It's the law.
1.) From brockhopper:
The meeting is about to end. Everyone's had a chance to ask their question. People are edging towards the door. Then it appears. Like the shark fin in Jaws, a hand emerges from the crowd, breaking the surface. You just know what's coming next...'Excuse me, I have a 5 part question that has nothing to do with the meeting, and really should be addressed privately, if at all. But I want to ask it NOW!'
With a deflated sigh, you sink back into the chair, knowing that once again Pamela has doubled the length of a meeting.