To normal people this doesn't mean anything, to me it is like someone tearing out my kidney and showing it to me. I'm a little neurotic about my desk and my stuff. I'm married which means I have to share my home, I accept that E is not as tidy as me, nor is he bothered by mess (how he's managed this is a mystery to me). So I take out all my neatness at work. My desk and the area around it are super clean and everything has its correct place. E tells me he loves the fact that he can leave his desk at work in a mess and I won't come along and tidy it up. I guess we all cope in different ways.
It takes me ages to settle in to a new house, flat, workspace etc and I really can't function until I'm comfortable. You see I get edgy when people I don't like or know touch things on my desk or worse MOVE things on my desk. Its like when people look at my books (which I don't mind in principle) and then instead of returning it to the bookcase, discard it on a sofa, floor, kitchen....OK I'm going to hyperventilate just thinking about it. A little vein in my brain starts throbbing and I want to find the culprit and scream at them. Of course I refrain from this behaviour and just grind my teeth. One day I'll have no teeth and then beware.
When I move am going to be in the middle of an open plan office all Exposed. I can tell you now, I'm already freaking out. What makes it all even more unbearable is Touchy Touherson will be sitting behind me.
This person likes to read over your shoulder, even though its none their business and randomly pick things up off your desk, for NO REASON. This is usually followed by some banal comment. They are my worst nightmare, other people have monsters and phobias I have Touchy Touchersons. The voice in my head starts screaming WHY WHY WHY!!!
Why does she keep touching TomCat (my teddy bear), why does she keep commenting on my lunch, why does she keep talking! How can they expect me to sit next to her and not kill myself.
Moving desks and dealing with annoying people might be a part of life but it doesn't mean I have to like it. If they lock me away, please point out that they drove me to it?