I’ve been up in Denver for the past couple of weeks. I flew back up on Sunday for my third week but finished my work early and caught a flight home last night. I walked into the office this morning and had about 10 people ask me, “What are you doing here?” Seriously, people. Do I annoy my coworkers so much that they have to ask that annoying question?
The first person to ask me was my task lead. I decided to be snarky. “I’m not actually Kat. Kat finally got that clone machine working, so she’s still up in Denver. I’m Kat Prime. I’m here to get all the rest of the work done that she can’t deal with while she’s on travel.” He wasn’t amused. I was, though, so it was worth it.
Second response to the question, “You’re finished already?!” “No, actually the whole testing thing was going so badly that I just decided to ditch it and come home. It was a waste of my time.”
My responses got worse and worse as the morning drew on. I’m glad to be home, but I’m ready for the day that I come home and my coworkers don’t express shock at my return.