"NOPE" Chrome extension provides relief from distracting coworkers

Posted at 7:58 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 15:35:09-05

That one coworker is heading your way again. You know, the one who just likes to waste time chatting with you about their day. 

Oh, no. 

When you’re in the zone at work, sometimes you can’t afford to get in a long conversation with a colleague.

Now, thanks to the "NOPE" button, there’s a way to avoid them (discreetly).

"NOPE" is a Chrome extension that conveniently sits on your browser, waiting for the proper moment to come to your rescue.

Once you download the extension from the Chrome Web Store,  you simply put in the number for your work phone and voila, your NOPE button is created.

When you see a coworker approach during a not-so-great time, one push of the button will cause your phone to ring.

A pre-recorded voice on the line will tell you to look concerned and say, "yes, of course I can talk now. What’s the matter?”

The extension was created by Breather, a company that offers people spaces to rent for working away from the home or office. 

The pre-recording encourages you to check out Breather, but that’s really all there is to it.

Check it out here.