Coughing co-worker

Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2016 12:32 pm
I have a co-worker who has been coughing every 2 seconds, all day, for about two months now. I am not exaggerating the timing or duration. While I feel bad that she's been sick for this long, she doesn't seem to be taking anything for it at all. If I have a persistent cough I always try my best to minimize it at work with medicine. Is there ANY way to approach the situation besides just constantly wearing earplugs/earbuds?
mark noble
Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2016 01:02 pm
You could tell her - She's driving you nuts.
You could inform your boss She's driving you nuts.
You could change your location.
You could change your job.
You could eat lots of garlic - Converse with her, a lot, and make her nuts.
You could pretend to be crazy, and make her afraid to be near you.
You could eat lots of veg/beans and produce smelly farts.
You could stroke her hair and make her think you want her, sexually.
you could throw stuff at her, and protest innocence.
You could bring a pet tarantula into work.
You could scream and wink whenever she coughs.
I could go on.........
But I'm tired - Good luck!
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Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2016 02:40 pm
Maybe express concern and try to get her to get medical attention? If you are uncomfortable, imagine how bad her life must be. The likely causes (for non-smokers) are acid reflux/heartburn and allergies causing throat irritation.
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Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2016 03:18 pm
Buy a bag of cough drops, and give it to her while expressing concern for her health.
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