|"Drive Through the Night" by David Padworny|
Some days, it just doesn't seem worth it to get out of bed.
And I'm not just saying that because I thoroughly enjoy a good night's sleep.
And I actually went to work for three hours and got paid pretty well to be there. So, I guess one could say that it was well worth it. But I digress.
I woke up at 4am to a text message from someone I know well. Fast forward to his last text message just before 8am. Between those two times, our conversation went downhill fast. I went from being frustrated and annoyed just minutes after opening my eyes for the day to broken down, exhausted, and in tears. [sigh]
At the same time, I was in the office. But I felt like I was in an elevator with a few dozen people. Everyone talking at the same time, trying to be heard over the din of every other voice. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to just yell, "SHUT UP!" At on point I left the office area where my cubicle sits, walked a good 50 paces to the bathroom, and could STILL hear two voices from the office area that I left!
I know these people were mostly working. But they were making it difficult for the rest of us to hear ourselves think. I kept turning up my headphones to drown them out...until the volume gave me a headache.
Finally, I decided I'd had my fill. after being at work only three hours, I packed up some things to work on at home... and home is where I went, where I am, where I'm staying.
I'm not going back there until Tuesday.
And I'm not getting into anymore text conversations like the one this morning either.