Have you ever worked with that guy? You know the one. The guy who repeats everything he says, sometimes more than once?
In one of my many offices I work with a guy, and we'll call him Bobby. On a certain day every week I am subjected to Bobby all day. As in, I walk in the office, and we head out to spend the day side by side working, until time to leave.
Bobby is a repeater. This bothers me to no end.
Here are a few examples of how Bobby speaks to me:
"Yea, the wind almost knocked me over yesterday."
-I don't reply because I'm waiting to see.. and sure enough:
"Yea, that wind almost knocked me over."
"Sometimes I just don't have the energy"
"Yea... I just don't have the energy"
"I had to call the city to come pick me up because I ran out of gas yesterday."
-me: "Oh yea?"
"Yea, I ran out of gas and had to call the city."
He doesn't repeat exactly what was said in the first sentence, but the point is repeated nonetheless.
Seriously, Bobby? I got it. Okay? When you told me the first time? I heard you. Then, the second time, I nodded. The third time? Okay, enough already.
Have you ever known a repeating Bobby?
I guess it's better than having to listen to Van Halen.