Monday, July 14, 2014

Someone at work took my chair. My spot was at a round table with a few coworkers, with similar tables nearby. I asked the others at my table, Who took my chair? They looked at me blankly. Then I got up, enraged, and yelled, "Who took my chair?!" Someone at another table got up and returned it, a bit contrite. I wondered whether I'd been too harsh and demanding, whether I'd violated a rule of decorum. I muttered something conciliatory, like "That's OK." I was hoping I wouldn’t get fired for being too angry that someone took my chair.

I woke up believing it was Sunday, but it was Monday.