Posted by lemonjelly on:
The problem: a 13 hour work day.
Perhaps this could be fun if it was interesting, or new. But it's not. It's a desk job. It's sitting at a desk and looking at stuff, and clicking things and mousing over and cutting and pasting over and over and over and over again.
Eyes start watering up and stinging. A song has been playing on repeat and it's hardly even noticed. The office cleaner trundles in and nods knowingly and is nice enough to leave the lights on when he leaves.
Perhaps this could be fun because there are a couple others still here, scattered about, going crazy in their own way. And, you know, it was a little fun comparing notes on relative craziness, but that doesn't diminish the volume of work to be done.
The solution: just do it, already. And then go home and pitch fruit off the side of the canyon. Yes, it's dark outside, but it can still be made into a fun and tension releasing challenge. The trick is doing an underhand arc, so it first clears the large staghorn fern hanging low from the oak tree, then swings upwards to pass over the succulents that line the edge of the canyon. Listen for swish through the air, and the tumbling down the hill. That is the sound of success.