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User currently offlineJunction From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 766 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Does anyone else get annoyed with people at work who come over to your desk/cube and say "Quick question for ya", when it almost always really means "I need to have you do something for me that will take the rest of the day." I get so sick of people saying “Quick question for ya” when it is NEVER a quick question. Just be honest, and send it in an e-mail.
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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

Quoting Junction (Thread starter):
Does anyone else get annoyed with people at work who come over to your desk/cube and say "Quick question for ya", when it almost always really means "I need to have you do something for me that will take the rest of the day." I get so sick of people saying “Quick question for ya” when it is NEVER a quick question. Just be honest, and send it in an e-mail.
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Not the office for me, but I get really pissed when I'm standing in line to talk to the gate agent, and someone jumps the line and walks up to the front of the podium to ask a "quick" question and then their "quick question" becomes a 10 minute ordeal.   

[Edited 2007-11-09 14:00:00]

User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

I usually respond with "Well, I'll give you a quick answer then."

User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

I usually say something like "Good, because I only have a couple of minutes". I also stand up to listen to their question because it looks like I'm heading some place and it hurries them away.

User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 1):
and then their "quick question" becomes a 10 minute ordeal.

And then the gate agent gets so caught up in the jumpee's problem, you often have to start all over. I usually say, "Excuse me, but I was here first and you need to wait in line like everyone else who is wanting to ask their 'quick question'".



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

Any time someone has asked me a "quick question" it has really been very quick. Guess I'm lucky that way.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12103 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1503 times:
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