Work

Not Alone

It happened.

The day finally came.

I knew it would.  I was prepared for it.  But as it turned out… I wasn’t prepared for it.

I finally got a co-worker to share my office with.  I knew this was a 2 person office, and I knew they were prepping the space for her to come.  But I got so used to being by myself.

She seems nice enough.  And is into her work like me, that is, whenever I have work.

But now, how do I act?  There’s certain things that I had gotten used to doing only because I knew I was by myself here.  Like picking my boogers and throwing them in the trash.  I can’t pick my boogies anymore.  I have to go to the bathroom.

Or what about farting?  I used to be able to let it rip whenever I felt it, but now… I don’t want to suffocate her with my gassy interiors!! That means I have to hold it… or run to the bathroom before it weasels it’s way out.

But in all seriousness, this office is very quiet.  I am afraid of making too much noise.  Of course, this is all on me.  She hasn’t said anything and she hasn’t made it seem like there is an issue, but I just feel as though I should be quiet so as not to break her concentration.  I’m probably projecting.  She’s so quiet.

But what do you do? How do you share your space with a co-worker?  Now, I’m super self conscious with what I do in here, whereas before… well… I felt like I owned the place.  Granted, I wasn’t here for that long so I can’t really claim this office as mine.  And it’s not really mine as it belongs to the company.  But it was nice being alone and not having to worry if things were problematic or not.

Am I overthinking this?  I’m probably overthinking this.

Quirkily yours,
The Quirky Digest

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