I never thought I’d say, ‘I wanna go back to work.’
It’s nice that the company arranged working remotely from home by computer, but, I want to go to the break room for a mug of the world’s worst coffee, or ruin my diet with a donut or cake – ‘cause it’s always someone’s birthday. I miss the office gossip, politics, and resident weirdo. I miss the water-cooler sports discussions, even if I hate sports. I even miss breathe-on-you, Lecherous Lennie’s tales of barroom conquests – all the little things that used to irk me.
This “NEW NORMAL” is getting old, fast.
Want to join the Friday Fictioneers fun?? Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.
A business meeting – the bane of office life, always scheduled for the least inopportune time of a roomful of busy people.
You could be on the phone or computer, actually achieving something, but had to massage egos to justify your budget. Basically it was a ‘Mine’s bigger than yours’ contest. There was always one guy who had to show how important he was, by missing it. Some came late – “Did I miss anything?” Some had to leave early – pity the poor executive secretary who had to co-ordinate all this.
What if the boss gave an office meeting…. and nobody came?
Click here to listen to The Monkees sing about two petty kings who tried to have a war, but nobody came.
If you’ve read Rochelle’s offering, (And if you haven’t already, you WILL, Right!) click here to listen to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band tell the story of Bo Jangles.
Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.