To my coworkers:
We work in a cube farm. It is common courtesy when you work in such situations to observe the Cubicle Code of Ethics. Many of you have been violating the Code. Please take the following suggestions to heart:
1. Turn your cell phone off. If you can't bear to be cut off entirely, at least turn it to vibrate.
2. We all take personal calls now and then. So we all end up overhearing things that are not for general consumption but that cannot be contained by the cube. Pretend you didn't hear these things. Don't ask about things you overhear and don't spread gossip based on what you overhear.
3. Speaking of personal calls, lunchtime is a good time to go somewhere private, turn your cell phone on, and make your personal calls. I don't want to hear the lurid details of your private life.
4. Don't yell, "So-and-so? Are you there?" over the wall of your cube. Just get up and look. It's good to stretch every once in a while and the yelling is annoying.
These are simple matters. Please take them to heart.
An annoyed coworker