The company I work for also owns nightclubs. Due to COVID the nightclubs shutdown. A bunch of their staff got transferred to where I'm now working. There is one former doorman (call him Tim) who is always telling a story to make himself sound cool and macho. He used to work at a gay club and tells stories about physically fighting off gay men and cross dressers who were hitting on him. (FWIW both me and Tim are straight)
I would really rather not hear about this kind of thing. While he doesn't tell me these stories, he speaks loudly to the person next to me so I have to hear. For the most part Tim is a reasonable guy. I would like to at least try addressing the issue with him. Management has requested everyone tries to resolve interpersonal problems at the individual level before escalating.
It almost seems like the fact this is happening in the workplace is an irrelevant so I tried asking on Interpersonal Skills. But the people there didn't see what the problem was. So I'm saying it would be nice if I didn't have to listen to such stories and I would like to do something about it and have a good chance of remaining on good terms with Tim.
Only thing I can think of doing is next time he starts I'd say "Hey Tim could you knock it off with these types of stories? I'm getting a bit tired of hearing them"