Not much changes in an office. Sure, the people might come and go, but other than that, the view pretty much remains the same. It’s not like the powers that be are constantly hiring interior designers to tinker with the look.
It’s an office, and everyone knows that an office isn’t supposed to change.
Every once in a while, however, something unexpected pops up and sends all the confused office drones into a tizzy.
Here is such and example…
Yes, Modern Philosophers, that is an orange traffic cone sitting in the middle of the hall just outside of the big glass conference room aka “The Fishbowl”.
What the hell is that thing doing there???
You have no idea how many people walked through that hall, stopped at my desk, and asked me what the deal was with the traffic cone.
Would you like to hear some of my favorite answers?
“It’s covering the sinkhole”.
“There’s a giant rat underneath it. Don’t get too close because it’s already gotten out once.
“Construction crews are coming at 3:00 to make it a three lane hallway.”
“It’s a warning that traffic is backed up because of an accident at the photocopier.”
“It’s for the tee ball game we’re playing against Billing after work.”
“The office is built on an ancient Witch burial ground, and a Witch with an orange hat is in the process of rising from her grave.”
“That’s your new desk.”
The actual reason the traffic cone was there is too boring to share, Modern Philosophers. It definitely was an exciting conversation starter on a boring Friday, though.
What witty answer would you have given for the cone’s presence? Did you have a favorite in my list of wise ass answers? Have you ever had a mystery traffic cone in the middle of your office? Would you like one?