That drives me crazy too. And it happens more frequently than we’d think. The upside is 60% of the time if I don’t acknowledge the pleasantry the follow up question doesn’t come. I also hate “can I call you” with no details.
My pet peeve is the new guy behind me at work who chews gum after lunch. I don’t chew gum so I won’t be good at describing what he’s doing but it involves snaps, gross noises, movement sounds and makes me want to vomit and irrationally angry.
I put my earbuds in but I’m the odd one who when I’m really focused I prefer no podcast or music so I resent h