I have a colleague who sings under their breath while working. It's quite disturbing, even with headphones on. How can I assertively request that they stop doing it without coming across as controlling?


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Every suggestion here seems to be jokingly passive aggressive. I'm not sure that's really warranted and the singer may be doing it unconsciously or thinks he is unheard. As a hummer myself, I would prefer someone simply says to me:

"Hey Forklift, sorry to interrupt you, but that singing is a little bit distracting for me. Do you think you could listen to music on your headphones instead?"

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