Perhaps we can just talk softly?

Recently I had to switch desks at work and my new location has NO privacy whatsoever. I am basically in the very center of the office and people have to walk past my desk to go to the bathroom, to talk to the boss, to talk to the administrative officer…and it’s noisy. I wish I was one of those people who had extreme concentration and could just zone in on whatever I’m doing but alas when it comes to work I tend to be a little bit like that dog in UP. Yesterday it was especially noisy and our admin officer asked me if I’d like her to get the IT guys to build me a Cone of Silence. I was all excited about this idea until I remembered the Cone of Silence never worked.