I was quite impressed. How did *they* know where I was? *I* didn’t even know where I was. My clients didn’t know where they were. Heck, half the people who worked in that office didn’t know where they were.
Since I don’t have a GPS, I need to find the phone number for the company that made that particular diagram. Then, when I get lost, I can simply call them:
- COMPANY REP: Hello, how may I help you?
- ME: I’m lost. Where am I?
- COMPANY REP: I’m sorry?
- ME: You always seem to know where everyone is – the Xs on the signs say so – so where I am?
- (unprintable response from Company Rep)
- ME: Oh, I wasn’t really planning to go there, but if you say so … shouldn’t I take some extra water, though? I hear it’s really, really hot there.
Maybe the “You Are Here” people can get together with the “Wish You Were There?” vacation brochure people. Surely, technology exists that could immediately transport you from “Here” to “There.” Star Trek says so.
Imagine this conversation:
- ME: I won’t be coming in to work today.
- BOSS: And why not?
- ME: I transported myself to my “wish I were there” place.
- BOSS: oooh-kaay. When are you coming back?
- ME: Depends on when I *wish* I were at back at work.
Let’s do a little survey: If you could wish yourself to be anywhere in the world (or even out of the world), where would that be and why? Just leave a comment below, and we’ll find out how many of us would be joining you there.
Little hint: If I were taking the survey, my response would not be: “sitting at my computer writing this blog”!
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