What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:02 pm

Cougher reportedly choked on his Cheezits this afternoon and had to be helped out by some co-workers. I am not making this up. You can't make things up that are this wild. He has now left for the day apparently.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby jchiles » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Cougher reportedly choked on his Cheezits this afternoon and had to be helped out by some co-workers. I am not making this up. You can't make things up that are this wild. He has now left for the day apparently.


As someone who has reflux and coughs a lot, I feel pretty comfortable saying this guy really needs to see a doctor and get this worked out.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby RaceJudicata » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:28 pm

jchiles wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Cougher reportedly choked on his Cheezits this afternoon and had to be helped out by some co-workers. I am not making this up. You can't make things up that are this wild. He has now left for the day apparently.


As someone who has reflux and coughs a lot, I feel pretty comfortable saying this guy really needs to see a doctor and get this worked out.


Ya, I hope this dude doesn't have some massive tumor in his throat.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby kalvano » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:35 pm

RaceJudicata wrote:
jchiles wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Cougher reportedly choked on his Cheezits this afternoon and had to be helped out by some co-workers. I am not making this up. You can't make things up that are this wild. He has now left for the day apparently.


As someone who has reflux and coughs a lot, I feel pretty comfortable saying this guy really needs to see a doctor and get this worked out.


Ya, I hope this dude doesn't have some massive tumor in his throat.


I mean, if he does, that should solve the coughing problem relatively soon.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:19 pm

After the choking incident yesterday, the cougher told several co workers he was going to make an effort to be quieter.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:59 pm

He told some co-workers and the EMTs that responded to check on him that he was eating Cheezits, had a large mouthful, when he went into a coughing rage and began choking the the Cheezits.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:30 am

There was a period of time after the choking incident that the coughing was not noticeable; however, the seemingly uncontrollable coughing is back in full swing today.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby TooMuchTuna » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:34 am

Has he resumed eating Cheez-Its in addition to coughing?

Also, what flavor Cheez-Its does he eat? (Sorry if this has been addressed in previous posts)

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby jingosaur » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:There was a period of time after the choking incident that the coughing was not noticeable; however, the seemingly uncontrollable coughing is back in full swing today.


Do you happen to work in the Chicagoland area? They apparently know how to handle animals like this.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:13 pm

TooMuchTuna wrote:Has he resumed eating Cheez-Its in addition to coughing?

Also, what flavor Cheez-Its does he eat? (Sorry if this has been addressed in previous posts)


Haven't seen any Cheezits since the incident. Which leads me to believe he isn't eating them anymore. When he eats them it is very noticeable because he has a very loud cough while he eats and he often will tip his head back and pour them in his mouth, then start coughing heavily again. It is bizarre.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby cron1834 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:18 am

Tbf that's how I eat cheezits, especially the tobasco kind.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby rcharter1978 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:36 am

jchiles wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Cougher reportedly choked on his Cheezits this afternoon and had to be helped out by some co-workers. I am not making this up. You can't make things up that are this wild. He has now left for the day apparently.


As someone who has reflux and coughs a lot, I feel pretty comfortable saying this guy really needs to see a doctor and get this worked out.


yeah, if it was just the coughing that could be attributed to the dry cheezits and no water....but the throat clearing sounds like reflux :(

In which case, he better enjoy those Cheez-its while he can.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:48 pm

New complaints have surfaced in the office believed to be directed toward the coughed. HR has sent a reminder to all employees to show common courtesy towards others and to help stop the spread of germs by not blowing their nose around others and to do so in appropriate places (I.e., in the restroom) and to wash their hands "during the current cold and allergy season."


One co-worker described the cougher's nose blowing "as if he is playing a trumpet."

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby jess » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:10 am

is he single

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby dabigchina » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:53 am

cron1834 wrote:Tbf that's how I eat cheezits, especially the tobasco kind.

TIL of tobasco cheezits. God bless you.


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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:27 pm

He has Cheezit Italian Four Cheese flavor. Guessing by his apparent acid reflux issues or GERD, I am guessing he stays away from Tobasco cheezits.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby cron1834 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:He has Cheezit Italian Four Cheese flavor. Guessing by his apparent acid reflux issues or GERD, I am guessing he stays away from Tobasco cheezits.

Not shabby, but no substitute.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:59 am

Can anyone here explain how eating crackers (Cheezits or Triscuits) can cause such coughing fits? If this is the side effect from eating crackers every single day, why would you continue to eat them?

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby elendinel » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:31 am

cron1834 wrote:Tbf that's how I eat cheezits, especially the tobasco kind.


I...I need to find some Cheez-its now.

Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone here explain how eating crackers (Cheezits or Triscuits) can cause such coughing fits? If this is the side effect from eating crackers every single day, why would you continue to eat them?


If it were just the Cheez-its, the salt/dry crackers can irritate the throat and cause coughing (especially if the guy doesn't drink water/etc. while eating the whole box).

But it doesn't sound like the Cheez-its are really the issue here.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:29 am

The dry sounding Cheezit induced coughs have returned. I am filing a complaint with HR and asking to be relocated.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby B90 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:46 am

While I truly empathize, I will be eternally grateful for the entertainment your plight has provided the past two months.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:58 am

I'm so frustrated right now. I couldn't help but go out in the hallway and watch what has been making this noise throughout the office for the last half hour.

*Tilts head back, pours Cheezits into mouth*
*Starts chewing Cheezits*
*Swallows Cheezits*
*Cough, Cough, Cough, Cough, LOUD Cough, throat clear, cough, throat clear, coughs so loud his body thrusts forward, throat clear, throat clear*
*Tilts head back, pours Cheezits into mouth*
Repeat.

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby jingosaur » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:01 am

You should speak with him directly about this. Ask him how he thinks that is good for him or ask why he doesn't drink water

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Re: What Do You Do About Someone In Your Office Constantly Coughing and Clearing Throat?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:14 am

jingosaur wrote:You should speak with him directly about this. Ask him how he thinks that is good for him or ask why he doesn't drink water


HR requested that all complaints and issues should be addressed to them directly. Before he was relocated I guess some people did ask him about it or question him about it and it didn't go over very well. Tempers flared and there was yelling or something. I honestly don't see me or anyone else approaching him and saying something being productive in this situation. He is very anti social and never speaks to anyone. He won't even make eye contact or say hello in passing.




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