Scene: worked in an office, first dot com boom, cubicle farm, 4 people to a cube.
Cast: All humans interchangeable...except Betty Beach Ball - BBB ( 5'5" 300 lbs, obnoxious, 15 yrs ago before haes bullshit, but would have loved it)
Story: So the other 3 occupants cool co-worker normal humans. Not a ton in common, but during work hours polite human conversation. Well one ton in common, our disdain for BBB. Every time she was at her desc in our little cube world all of the sudden everyone finds a reason to put on headphones and be absorbed in work. BBB is away from desk a lot because lazy fats do no work.
So bit rude to put on headphones the second someone walks in a room. Need better system. Have just seen Jurassic Park, cube friends start noticing that I put on headphones before BBB is visible and gets into cube. After work drinks one night ask me my super power for never speaking to BBB. Tell them to look at my desk next day, I keep a full plastic cup of water there, office has raised subfloor, 300 lbs of BBB stomping back to her desk makes T-Rex ripples in cup, see ripples put on headphones.
Hailed as genius but a selfish one, am ordered to create warning sign that other occupants of cube-ville can see. Rig up paperclip, rubber band, pen, BBB seismograph between monitor and cube wall. No one talks to BBB except about explicitly work related issues ever again. Hailed as genius humanitarian.
Just had drinks with old work mate from 20 years ago reminded me of this little bit of shit-engineering :-) Thought I would share for any Lords and Ladies stuck in cube hell with deathfats :-)