It’s always so much fun at the office!
FIRST, it was failed air conditioning (during the hottest week of the summer), which drove the interior temperature high enough that the boss decided to send everyone home. That happened twice.
THEN, it was rats in the parking lot. The rats seem to be gone now. Either they’re all lying in a pile after suffering death by poisoned peanut butter, or they decided to try their luck at a more amicable building site. I never did get a decent picture of the little beasts.
NEXT, it was a seriously flooded basement in the office building. Fortunately, none of our files were damaged, but when I went downstairs to assess the damage, I could see water marks in the other rooms – some marks as high as two feet! Workers were down there for a week or more removing damaged items, tearing out walls, and doing whatever else was required. The noise got pretty bad at times, and I had to shut my office door in order to think.
By the end of that week, I figured the work would probably finish up on Friday, my day off. I went home on Thursday and enjoyed my weekend.
AND THEN –
Come Monday morning, I was first to arrive at the office, and found this in the driveway:
Since there was no accompanying police tape, there had been no news stories of a murder or other death near my office, and the drawing seemed just a bit too short to be the outline of an actual person, I assumed it was a practical joke by one of the basement workers. But I admit, the first sight of that drawing was a little jarring – and the feeling was further borne out when my boss arrived, followed soon thereafter by a client. My boss took it in stride, but the client seemed to view it a little more seriously than anyone else. I’m not sure our reassurances sufficed.
It rained again yesterday, and the drawing is gone. I kind of miss it.
Although personally, I think it would have been funnier had the prankster drawn a giant dead rat instead.
Happy Friday, Folks!
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