I sit in a cubicle near the elevators, kitchen and path to get to the restrooms. Therefore, I hear a lot of pattering of feet along with tail end of conversations and people yelling back and forth. I am able to tune all that out when I want to, but also can hone in on the conversations to get some good gossip!
The one thing I dislike though is when someone thinks something is soooooo important they must run from point A to point B. There is nothing in the realm of this association that should cause anybody to run about the office.
It freaks me out when I hear someone running. I don’t know if I should jump out of my seat and start running too. Is there a fire? Terrorist attack? Donuts up for grab in the kitchen? Regardless of the reason, walk do not run in the office. There is no need except to cause a bit of panic when someone hears you.