As much as I like to be distracted… sometimes it’s necessary to get. things. done. When that time comes it has always been a battle for me. Well, no longer my friends! I discovered a technological tool that has been around for a long, long time.You guessed it, ear plugs! Now I had seen these before, even used them on airplanes, or for sleeping though construction. Now in these cases, ear plugs don’t work. You can still hear the hammers, and you can still hear the airplane engines… What I didn’t realize is that you *can not* hear your lab-mates talking behind you.It is incredible how well this works. I actually was about to take my earplugs out because I thought everyone talking in my office had left. Just before I did, I turned around and, to my great surprise! Everyone was still there just jib-jabbin’ away. It was completely silent to me and I continued my much-needed productivity.
Also, people tend not to bug you for unnecessary stuff if you’ve got little orange guys sticking out of your ears!