Shut yo’ mouth!

It’s day 6 of my new gig at Mega Corporate Behemoth. Day 5 was great … the team went out for lunch, and I got to know some of my new coworkers. Also, I learned how to do some of my actual job. Wins all around!

But today? Well, it was quiet. Really quiet. And I was looking for ways to entertain myself. So, I tried to see if I could go all day without speaking to any of my teammates. Not because I’m anti-social or mean. Because I am bored.

See, most of the team sits in this area of sort-of open cubes. You know, those nice desks by the windows, with all the natural light?

Right. And I sit way far away from that. You know, those shitty grey cubes against the wall? The ones filled with everybody else’s broken chairs, old keyboard trays, and team softball trophies?

Yeah. Couple my leper-colony location with a team full of writer and designer folks who generally plug into their headphones and become one with their laptops, and this wasn’t such a challenging game after all.

I went 8 hours without talking to anyone.

While I have introvert tendencies, this was a new world record for me. But mostly? Mostly, it makes me wonder why I washed my hair today. And also if this gig could suck my soul dry.

Did I mention I’m bored?

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