I work in cubicleland. This is not a complaint really but more a fact of circumstance. I get a window that looks outside at trees and stuff. But because I am in said cubicleland, it can be hard to concentrate with all the background noise, gossip chatter and such so I often plug into my iPod to drown it all out.
Yesterday I was listening to my iPod fairly loudly as I am wont to do. I believe it was actually a punk song, probably Against Me! or something, so the distraction level was quite epic. I was plugging away on some document, my back facing the opening to my cube, for who knows how long. Probably not that long since I seem to have adult-onset ADD. I swiveled in my chair to grab a piece of paper to the right of me when something behind me caught my eye.
Unbeknownst to me someone had rolled an upright piano into my cubicle.
Well I’ll be!
So I did what anyone would do really. . . I rolled my desk chair on over and flipped it open and started to play. That brought the office to life. All of a sudden a crowd had formed and everyone was laughing. Then my coworker squeezed through and I gave her my seat so she could play. Because unlike me and my less-than-one-year-of-lessons-as-a-kid, she actually knows how to play. I leaned longingly along the side of the piano like any good jazz songstress would, pretending we were the main act in a nightclub.
It was a jovial few minutes in the office, I’ll tell you that much.
I’ve got to get my friends back who keep pranking me. This is the second thing they’ve put in my cubicle. A couple weeks ago I came back from lunch and a double wide file cabinet was taking up my entire cubicle. It’s payback time!
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