homeplaceofthefuture daily log 4871
In the old days (workplaceofthepast) birthday parties were always a source of awkwardness served up with a small slice of free cake.
"Hey, today is Judy's birthday -- you want some cake?"
"If anyone asks who the slob is, my name is Robert Wakefield"
Therein lies the free cake conversation. Yes it's free, but everyone is watching you. Does he eat all of it? Does he use a napkin? OMG he didn't even use a fork!!! Wait a second, who is that guy?
Thankfully in today's homeplaceofthefuture birthdays are a little less awkward, but I still find myself looking over my shoulder to make sure that the health conscious gym rat doesn't see me cut a piece larger than everyone else and/or help myself to a second serving washed down with the free office coffee.
So when it's your birthday and you're working from home -- enjoy that second piece of cake without the judging stares of co-workers who brag about going to the gym at 6 AM before coming into work and remember that entire cake is for you!
homeplaceofthefuture thoughts and comments from the boss