Techies enjoy having a chuckle over some of the support stuff we have to handle from time to time but there are times that even we do things that would make any normal person think "Huh??".
Take, for example, the office I currently work in; an open plan area with a fair few people, all lined up in little rows which are generally grouped in the various teams. Why, then, would someone instant message a person at the very next desk instead of just talking to them???
Okay, I could understand if it was meant to be reasonably private, but when the person sitting next to you messages you to ask if you can send them some files, it's a tad on the crazy side. Thankfully, there are only a small handful of people that do this ... though they're all on my row!
On Monday, however, they took things a stage further when one of them picked up the phone and actually rang someone sitting two desks away. That's about 8 feet.
He could have psssssst in his ear at that range!