Weirdest thing you have seen a Co- Worker obsessed with?

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I knew this guy who was obsessed with Taylor Swift. He had 2 premium memberships to her fan club, always gets front row tickets, and I'm pretty sure he has the most Taylor stuff I have ever seen.

Got any co-workers who are obsessed with something that's just weird or is their obsession over the top?

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May 21, 2019

Guns. I work with a guy who easily owns 100+ and carries two on him, including at the office, at all times.

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May 21, 2019

Maybe he's preparing for the day the tyranny government takes over.

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May 21, 2019

He's gonna need some bigger guns for those Black Hawks

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May 21, 2019
Pump and Dump:

Maybe he's preparing for the day the tyranny government takes over.

We had that discussion once. He doesn't believe that he would be hilariously outgunned by the modern US military. For a guy who watches as many military videos on YouTube and Facebook as he does, you would think he would understand the capacity.

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May 21, 2019

Do you work with Yosemite Sam? What would someone need two guns on their person for? Are they dual-wielding against an Al-Qaeda attack in their dreams?

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May 21, 2019

There are certainly "good guy with a gun" fantasies involved.

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Jun 9, 2019

Why not? I EDC a 9mm 2011 and a .380 micro. I think most people on this forum have absolutely zero understanding of firearms. Just like different shoes have different use cases, so do firearms.

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May 21, 2019

Worked near a guy who wouldn't STFU about buying up as many ARs after Sandy Hook. Our training includes reporting people who are obsessed with weapons. Always wanted to see what happened to that guy.

My first job out of college was doing bank examination alongside the FDIC. We were closing banks back then and about half of us carried. We would talk about guns but never disclose what or where we carried. Several of the senior examiners had been through robberies. I would feel bad for whoever tried to rob the bank when we were visiting.

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May 22, 2019

I do kind of understand the fantasy. I was a bank teller in high school and in the back of my insane teenager mind, I wanted to be robbed in order to use the secret tracking procedures.

Jun 6, 2019

This sounds like a Dallas or Houston Office...?

Aug 1, 2019
TexAdelphia15:

This sounds like a Dallas or Houston Office...?

Bulls-eye! Houston.

I just got done working 17 hours straight on quarter end. Honestly don't know if I should sleep for 6 hours or just go back in 2 and knock shit out. To be continued.

Jun 6, 2019

Oil and Gas office?

Aug 1, 2019

Bank examination. We would determine the CapitalAssetqualityManagementEarningsLiquiditySensitivitytointerestraterisk(CAMELS) rating and recommend it to the FDIC who would use a direct copy for their report. That was the only job in 2009 other than accounting. Shit was hitting the fan really bad.
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Jun 11, 2019

Reminds me of Dwight from the Office

Aug 4, 2019

Yeah, I had a colleague like that.
Frankly, it was terrifying.
He's a nice guy, but I saw his gun collection and it's nuts.
Sniper rifle w/ trip and scope (and he lived in a high-rise apartment across the street from a school).
Shotguns, about a half dozen high-caliber handguns, and a handful of fighting knives.
Kind of makes you think twice before teasing him at work.

May 21, 2019

not an obsession but the weirdest thing about a co-worker is that he can't poop in public toilets. Hence, every time he has to poop, he goes home which is like a 30 min drive.

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May 21, 2019

Wait that's weird? I've literally NEVER taken a dump in a public bathroom, lol.

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May 21, 2019

really? not even those in offices? college/university? hospitals etc? that's what I mean by public.
none at all?

May 21, 2019
Pump and Dump:

Wait that's weird? I've literally NEVER taken a dump in a public bathroom, lol.

Your user name is fake news, bro

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May 21, 2019

User name checks out

May 22, 2019

Yes that's extremely weird

May 28, 2019

Your co-worker needs to familiarize himself, Costanza style, with the public facilities around town.

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Jun 19, 2019

I am very similar! I cannot defecate at all on a toilet, I have to do it directly into an intern's mouth

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Aug 2, 2019

Understand why he would avoid public toilets as I am also the same, but if you have to go, you have to go. I would not drive 30 minutes just to do number two comfortably.

May 21, 2019

Asian girls. I'm completely obsessed and they are everywhere at my company.

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May 21, 2019

Based on your other posts I've seen regarding politics and masculinity, this is the least surprising answer you could have possibly given.

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May 21, 2019

Ok.

May 21, 2019

You must be a big Nomura Guy

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Jun 4, 2019

Are you Jewish?

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Aug 4, 2019
real_Skankhunt42:

Asian girls. I'm completely obsessed and they are everywhere at my company.

It's universal. Everyone likes to eat Chinese.

May 21, 2019

Beer. He was like Kavennah x100.

He would get our analyst training class to wait in front of breweries in 30-45 minute lines to buy the latest release in 2 bottle allotments. He lived in a small apartment but rented cellar space also.

Once I visited him and grabbed a beer out of the fridge. That was a $300 mistake.

(Beer was a Belgian Trapist non-exported)

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Jun 8, 2019

An Associate brought in some beers for the team the other day and from across the room my VP named the brand and beer. And this beer was from some micro brewery.

May 21, 2019

Not really an obsession but my friend has a coworker that literally has to shit naked. He confirms this cus they live together and I saw it when i was visiting. Like a really chill guy and all but he would like be like "oh gotta take a dump" and like go in his room and come out in a towel, go in the bathroom and do his business. Like sometimes he'd even take a shower.

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May 21, 2019

Holy shit

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May 21, 2019

Haha I thought my friend was kidding for months until I saw it myself. Speechless.

May 22, 2019
May 21, 2019

Prestige over money

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May 23, 2019

nah. Cash rules everything.

thots and prayers

May 22, 2019

A girl I work with is obsessed with going on police ride alongs. Like she goes on one every single weekend. She was explaining to me how there is some policy (at least where we live) that requires the local cops to take you on a ride along if you submit a formal request. It's gotten to the point where she knows almost all the cops in our city on a first name basis.

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May 22, 2019

A jersey chaser but with guys in uniform. Don't hate on their town bus

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Jun 2, 2019
justphresh:

A jersey chaser but with guys in uniform. Don't hate on their town bus

"Badge bunny" is the correct term

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May 27, 2019

this sounds like fun, once

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Jun 9, 2019

Are you sure the ride "along" isn't actually a ride "on"?

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May 22, 2019

Someone I used to work with was a bit of a whack job and was obsessed with combat sports. I don't mean watching them, I mean training daily for them. And no, it wasn't in the sense where he took judo and did weekend competitions, where everyone goes out for beers aftwards - he was learning serious combat techniques. We all thought it was a little odd but then ..

He announced that he was going to Russia to train with some former Soviet special ops officer... To learn their techniques. I should mention that this little training session was 4 weeks long (I think he actually borrowed from future vacations or wasn't paid for it or something).. AND .. it was in Volgograd - formerly Stalingrad .. Which is basically like the Cleveland of Russia... except less advanced and more remote.

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May 22, 2019

In his defense, I bet the dudes who live in the Cleveland of Russia are tough SOBs.

May 22, 2019

Ha .. no doubt .. but hardly the skills you need for the suburbs of Chicago

May 22, 2019

Did he mention what school/style he was going to train in Russia? If it was systema thats a load of bull like Aikido, but if it was Sambo or RPB that's some serious training.

May 23, 2019

No idea .. and you couldn't have paid me to ask him .. I wasn't going down that rabbit hole for 45 minutes

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May 22, 2019

Had a coworker who was obsessed with In-N-Out. Like not in the way that I like Chick-Fil-A, but a much stranger, deeper affection for all things In-N-Out. Like I saw him in the bathroom one time with an in-n-out wrapper from one of the burgers. Made eye contact with him while he was coming out of the stall. There is no plausible explanation of why he was in there with said wrapper that would not be creepy. I never brought it up again because I legitimately didn't want to know.

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May 22, 2019

I had a coworker who went to strip clubs constantly, despite the fact he was married with daughters. He said Chris Rock didn't know wtf he was talking about as he claimed he did whatever he wanted to in the Champagne Room.

May 27, 2019

I do not know how some people do it. That must of also been a huge expense every month. You know what they say though. Bill it to the client.

May 23, 2019

Worked under an analyst who was obsessed with conspiracy theories. That was an odd 10 weeks.

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May 27, 2019

Did you get a return offer? Did you return? Did Bush do 9/11?

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May 28, 2019

Got the offer but decided to pursue other opportunities. The analyst himself was a pretty cool dude regardless of his fixation on various conspiracy theories (although it really weirded me out the first time we discussed them, I just sort of nodded repeatedly). However, the culture wasn't great overall. I believe he did indeed at least entertain the idea that 9/11 was an inside job.

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May 27, 2019

Wouldn't call it an "obsession," but used to work with a guy who was super strict about getting his calories in each day. Used to sit at his desk with several pints of milk and nearly a kilo of nuts and smash his way through them each afternoon.

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May 27, 2019

Don't Judge a man for a bulking year round.

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May 28, 2019

GOMAD my dude

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May 27, 2019

One of my old bosses was fully convinced that 9/11 was an inside job. My father was an Admiral in the US Navy, and my boss wasn't American, so he constantly asked if I could opine on this particular conspiracy theory or if he could speak with my father when he came to London. He just wouldn't let it go no matter how clear I made it that I didn't agree with him, that my father wouldn't agree with him, and that I didn't want to talk about it anymore. He was obsessed.

This man is currently in the upper C-suite at a Fortune 50 company.

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May 27, 2019

You know what they say. If Bigfoot shits in the woods, then 9/11 was an inside job.

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May 28, 2019

Hotbox the bathroom and come out in complete denial................. like did you ever actually fool anyone with this before?

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May 31, 2019

Not so much an obsession rather a hobby, but a guy from my school recently left his corp dev role at an international O&G firm to go on a cooking show... Pretty interesting.

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Jun 4, 2019

Girl I know at svb is obsessed with gas stations and knows all about the ones in-state called Mavericks. She made me go to one when she found out they don't exist out of country and frequently goes on rants about how great they are and how she would love to work there. At first I thought it was a joke...but no.

Jun 4, 2019

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Jun 4, 2019

Seems pretty inferior to Sheetz or Wawa

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Jun 4, 2019

Succulents.

Shelves of succulents.

Cubicle was like walking into the nursery at Home Depot.

Currently: future psychiatrist (med school =P)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

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Jun 8, 2019

I'm a plant dad too, but I would never bring plants to work.

Jun 4, 2019

Altoids every 5 minutes....fckn annoying to see him open his drawer every 5 mins

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Jun 6, 2019

Can't he just place the Altoids on his desk? Wouldn't bother anyone.

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Jun 6, 2019

Shhh, take your common sense out of here.

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Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

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Jun 13, 2019

LOL, he's got five altoid things on his desk.

Jun 9, 2019

Anime. and not like your typical "hey I watch anime" dude. Man literally has fucking anime characters decorating the entire cubicle, brought his own anime gaming chair to the office, wears anime cufflinks (apparently they make them), cannot stop talking about how great anime is and gets triggered if people call them cartoons.

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Jun 11, 2019

This is depressingly common....

Jun 14, 2019

Ask him about his hentai body pillow and waifu

Aug 4, 2019

that's both hilarious and annoying as fuck at the same time

Jun 11, 2019

Not that weird, but, cocaine.

Jun 15, 2019

Rirakkuma. My co-worker has almost everything with this bear: pencils, pens, clothes, backpack, phone case and etc

Jun 16, 2019

Wait this is me but with Gudetama.

Look it up.

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Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

Jun 16, 2019

There is an associate I work with who only eats animal products. On Sunday's he makes five ribeye steaks and eats them cold at his desk every day..... He's been doing this for six months.

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Jun 19, 2019

Tell him to mix in some animal crackers

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Aug 3, 2019
PeRmAnEnTiNtErN:

Tell him to mix in some animal crackers

This is such fake news! I can't imagine why people really think they are actual animals. They are cookies!!! They aren't even crackers!!!!!

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 1, 2019

BTS

Aug 2, 2019

One of the junior analyst LOVES to air drum on his desk which is fine if he didn't actually bang the desk or the floor. But he gets REALLY INTO IT like no joke he would start headbanging like a mf while i hear a faint noise of death metal from his earphone. He is also a huge Whitechapel and Parkway Drive (both metalcore/death metal band) fan and sometimes sung the growls within the song which creeps one of our team's associate because one night he growled "There's nowhere left to run" while walking from her desk

Aug 4, 2019

like Michael Burry.
Maybe you should get trading tips from him

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Aug 3, 2019
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What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

Aug 4, 2019
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"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"