Monday, June 21, 2010

Have to ask

Does everyone have a dancing spot at work?

It is a place that nobody should conceivably be able to see you so you can do a quick spin or lip sync the song that's playing or make a face or just be loose for a moment.

I used to think that working in a lab made this more possible but the reason I had to ask is that in our new space the perfect spot is in the office area. The cube layout creates a perfect space for a millisecond of privacy.

It is a beautiful thing. If you don't have one, find one.

(Though, I got a bit carried away at my old job. It felt so secluded (a BSL2 closed off room) I took to singing out loud and was later told I could be heard. I tried to stick to lip syncing from then on even if I don't believe they could actually hear me over the whirring vents and through a door)

Our new space:

My desk


The Devil's Starchy Fingers said...

Ooooh! You have windows. I am jealous. I work in a windowless basement.

aeep said...

Hey! I worked in a windowless basement too! Never saw you there. This is a total upgrade. We're kind of pitiful though and are very easily disracted by the happenings around us now. The big bosses may have to black out the windows to restore order.

The Captain said...

If you are going to black out the windows, you might as well use aluminum foil and block out the government spy beams as well.