So work had new carpet put in over last weekend. Cheap synthetic thin pile stuff you see in every office everywhere. Except the stuff is worse for static than anything I have ever experienced. Literally every moment the last week has been a potential Office Space door knob scene. I've gotten serious static shocks off things I didn't even know were conductive just walking across the 4x6 kitchenette. I just learned the hard way to ground my static wrist strap before I wash my hands because the sinks are now death rays. Everyone seems to be developing irrational fears of static. Handshakes don't happen, and I just watched my boss flinch three times before finally forcing himself to touch the coffee maker. Even the walls aren't safe, especially around corners and door jams, I'm not sure what's in there that's so conductive but there's something.
I'm already wearing my static strap everywhere and touching the clip to anything that might ground me before risking something dangerous like using my keys or touching a computer. But since I look ridiculous doing this (and I'm pretty sure it's becoming unhealthy since this morning I caught myself doing it at home, too), I've decided to come here fishing for anything else that might rein in the madness.