The highlight of today was that my boss gave me a cookie. Not just me–’cause I’m really not that kind of special–there were trays of them. Plenty for everybody. I’m pretty sure they were distraction cookies. (Here. Have a Cookie. Just don’t talk about politics in my business.)
The scary part is that it worked.
It’s been a weirdly quiet election, at the break-room level.
What is that?
Avoidance? Lack of communication? Distance? Resignation?
Not just today. The whole campaign. People who did nothing but razz each other four years ago have been… unnaturally quiet this year.
People I didn’t know were capable of being quiet suddenly are. And have been. And…
It seems wrong.