#575 20 minutes writing challenge #44 – HOME OFFICE

Lillian, Jacob David

5:40 am. Home office. Somewhere in Germany.

An annoying sound pulls you out of your dreams. Noooooo! Wait! Come back!!!! There was an exchange student party you attended thankfully. What about the intercontinental intercourse?!?! But you have no chance! You are already falling…

It’s still dark outside when you open your eyes. “Meh, still dark outside!” But what were you expecting? It’s winter, for Christs sake! Like an F-16 fighter yet you normally rise out of bed, jump into your cloth and get ready for work. But something tells you that today is different. There are no business cloths placed neatly on your chair. In fact, your room looks like a mess! “Am I supposed to get up?“. With a puzzled face you reach for your phone. Well, let’s check the mails. And, WhatsApp, Insta, Facebook, your other email accounts and your blog.

6:10 am. Home office. Somewhere in Germany.

What the hell?” Thirty minutes have passed. You are watching Insta videos of people dancing to this annoying song that doesn’t get out of your head!? “What’s wrong with you dude!? Come on! Get up!

6:30 am. Home office. Somewhere in Germany.

You finally rise out of bed. You turn on the light, but is is still dark outside. Time for some work, right? Watching the others physically going there, you have mixed feelings. It’s great at work! No doubt about that! But here at home it’s great as well! You clean the kitchen from what was left the other day. You have breakfast. You clean your teeth.

8 am. Home office. Somewhere in Germany.

8 am passed right through as this thing comes to mind. Wasn’t there something to do? You try to remember? “Oh, you mean work?” HA! Right! “Let’s give it a try then!

8:30 am. Home office. Somewhere in Germany.

You take a seat in your most comfortable chair. It’s one of those fancy ones where you can basically lay down on your back. The laptop right on your lap. Great! Here we go! “Oh, wait! I need some water first! What about coffee? Look, the laptop needs to charge!

9:15 am. Home office. Somewhere in Germany.

A notification pops up on the screen. “General Team meeting in 15 minutes!” Oh no! Well, for those 15 minutes!? Come on!

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11 am. Home office. Somewhere in Germany.

The meeting is over. Finally. “That was something, HA! God, those online meetings are exhausting.” The door bell is ringing. It’s your neighbor. “What do you want?” You have this drill bit? 6 mm? “Home office, too?” Right you are!

2 pm. Home office. Somewhere in Germany.

The neighbor finally left. Was it ok to have a beer so early in the day? Well! You feel just hungry!

3 pm. Home office. Somewhere in Germany.

You are literally sitting in front of the computer for some 5 minutes, when the door bell is ringing again. The post! “Hello sir! Thank you sir! Bye sir!

3:10 pm. Home office. Somewhere in Germany.

You are finally back in the game! If you push hard now, you can have a walk with the others when they will come home from work anytime soon.

4 pm. Home office. Somewhere in Germany.

You change into some actual cloths. Don’t want to leave the house in your pajamas, do you? The fresh air feels good. “What? No! Home office is great! I am so much more productive!” You lie cold heartedly.

5:30 pm. Home office. Somewhere in Germany.

God it was cold outside! “Yeah! But it’s good to have a daily 10 km’s walk, isn’t it?” Definitely! Time for dinner? “Sure, but let me check my mails first! You know, I am in the home office!” You have 45 new mails. A chat pops up. You read. Boss: Where are you for Christs sake? I am trying to reach your for 5 hours already! WHAT ARE YOU DOOOOOOOOIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5:40 am. Somewhere in Germany.

You wake up bathed in sweet. You just had the most horrible of nightmares ever! You spring into life. Take a cold shower. Put on your best cloths! Brush your teeth in a hurry! And with a smile you are living home for work …

See you next time!

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