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Cube SeaI was finally removed from people storage in the form of cube farm and moved to people storage in the form of four white walls and a door.

Yes, I have graduated to the Corporate Office. The only window in this office (complete with standard issue gray blinds) looks out to the ever-expanding sea of cubicles. There are rows among rows among rows of dismal gray half walls,  lined up perfectly, one after the other, back to back.

If one saw the landscape from above, it would look very similar to a nearly finished game of dots and boxes. You know the one. It’s the game you play with another person, taking turns connecting dots with a line, trying to be the first to make the square. The person with the most completed squares wins. The aerial view would be packed full of 3/4 boxes, begging someone to take ownership of squares with a giant pencil… thus winning the game.

So, I sit in my office with the blinds closed. Hey, what’s the difference? I can look at gray blinds or gray half walls. I like to mix it up on occasion.

I sit and drone over spreadsheet after spreadsheet. I try to conjure remote interest when my conditional formatting proves useful and POPS a bright pink “OOOHHHHH LOOK AT ME. Something is not right here!!!” variance on the page. 

It’s not easy to focus on that, when I really want to focus on anything but that.

What’s that smell? Oh, maybe my feet. Why would my feet smell? Is it someone’s lunch? Gross. What’s that noise? Oh, it’s my next door neighbor’s cell-phone. the vibrations seem to scream, “AHA, and you thought you could silence me! You are so wrong. MWAHAHA.” Why do people get pinched on Saint Patrick’s Day when they aren’t wearing green? What time is it? Where is my coffee? Why didn’t my manager say good-bye? Why didn’t my employees ask me to lunch? Why am I chubby? What classes can I take at the gym tonight? Why can’t I get motivated to go to the gym? What should I make for dinner? I wonder if Netflix has sent Mad Men disc 3. I wonder when the new season will start. Has it started yet? Maybe I shouldn’t pay for cable, since I only use Netflix. I wonder how many minutes I have left on my phone this cycle. I should call my aunt back. I wonder why she had my phone vibrating so loudly this morning. I wonder if our new controller learned anything from me while I trainer her this morning. Oh, hrm.

I really need to review that file before I go home for the day.

Meg Tweets