Yeah, so, my company is making plans to participate in a graphic design conference in June.
We had another planning meeting, and this is how I contribute to the conversation.
Office buddy Paul: We are going to order T-shirts for everyone working the booth.
Me: I’m going to wear a Star Trek uniform. It’s an ice breaker. Everyone will come our booth, and I’ll say, “I thought this was Comic-Con.”
Paul: Ha ha. I’m going to need to get everyone’s size.
Me: Order me an extra small. I think an extra small will look really good on me.
Here’s another random story from the cubicle …
Several of my coworkers were on a conference call. No big deal, right? Well, they were on this call in their separate offices and cubicles. So, their meeting was in stereo and with a delay. It was cubicle hell. I was just waiting for someone to come in and start warming up fish in the microwave.
I’m not saying I require silence to work. I don’t. I like a little commotion in the office. It’s like working in the newsroom again, but without the deadline stress and the booze. And I’m not exactly known for being quiet in my cube. BUT, I would never do that. I would never take a call on speakerphone in my cube. I won’t even make a personal call on my cellphone in my cube. I always go outside or stand in the printing press area that is clearly marked “Warning: Hazardous Waste” because that’s where I know I can have a moment alone.