I work in a newsroom, and we all have televisions next to our desks to watch hearings on C-SPAN or breaking news on one of the 24-hour news channels. One new intern in the office, however, decided that the TV in her cubicle was for entertainment purposes.
When one of the World Cup soccer games came on, she turned on the TV and told everyone not to talk to her for two hours. She loudly reacted whenever the team she was rooting for scored a goal or made a bad play, and even screamed expletives in Spanish at the TV. I understand that the World Cup is a once-every-four-years event, and I understand getting excited for a sporting event, but if you are going to be unproductive for two hours, don't disturb the rest of the office with your outbursts.
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