Sunday, December 17, 2017

At the office on a Saturday... it isn't the norm

I had to do some work on Saturday. Normally, I try not to take my work home. However, this work requires that no one is actually in our authoring system for me to copy a number of files over.

I woke up this morning and it was sort of cold. The electricity was out. I couldn't tell you how long I was without it. Considering that it has been colder than the norm this week temperature-wise, I decided to drive into work. The office has backup power in case we have a full-blown power outage.

To my surprise, I bumped into a handful of people. I wasn't expecting that!

In the lobby, I said hi to a manager. I used to work closely with him. He's probably 6'6" in height.

Four hours later, I met a software developer who is probably four months pregnant. She asked me what I was doing at work. I responded and then asked her.
"The usual," he replied.
"What do you mean the usual? Our being here is not normal!" I exclaimed.
It was a good laugh. It's nice to bump into someone whom you don't work with that closely these days.

Finally, we have a new department head. I doubt that she knows who I am, but I said hi to her on my way back to fetch my stuff and go.

Thank goodness I have a week of work to go before I am on vacation.


  1. I much prefer those quieter moments when I have time to offer a sincere smile to someone i meet, instead of the hectic busy days when everyone only has time to be "polite" in passing. And hurray for the upcoming break!

    1. I'm with you there, Fondles. We are often so busy that we don't take the time to say hi properly or even have a simple, meaningful conversation.

  2. At least you had a warm office to go to, CB. Interesting that you bumped into so many people on a Saturday. Hope your electricity was back on when you got home.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

    1. Yes, I was thankful to have a warm office to work in! My electricity is indeed back and it's nice to have a warm home again. =)