Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cue the zombies

I'm moving offices again. Second move in six months, third move in two years. And in the same job, mind you.

My most recent office (well, cubicle within an office) is on the fourth floor, where we were stationed with the other workers in our unit. And now we're moving to a giant cube farm that will hold our entire branch.

The move has been in stages, with each sub-unit moving at different times. We editors are the last to go. Everyone else has moved. We're still waiting for our move date to be announced. Today, my office mate is on vacation. Except for one other editor on the far end of the long hallway, I'm the only person here in this wing of the fourth floor.

It's quiet and eerie. It looks kind of like this:



And it's making me feel very uneasy, being by myself in this quiet office. I can't help but be reminded of 28 Days Later.

All alone except for the zombies.

I don't think my survival skills are up to this. I wish I'd worn running shoes.

13 comments:

  1. Hmm, the song Re: Your Brains by Jonathan Coulton springs to mind. Just remember all they want to do is eat your brains, they're not unreasonable, I mean no-one's going to eat your eyes.

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  2. Jen - That's good to know. I'm not using my brain much these days anyway. I'll have to look the song up on Youtube. I was humming "Eat My Brain" by The Odds just a few minutes ago.

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  3. Look it up - it is the perfect office zombie song :-)

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  4. Jen! You're right, it's the PERFECT office zombie song. I love it.

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  5. It's ok, you just have to blow their brains out before they eat yours.

    - Jazz

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  6. Jazz - With what?? The stapler? I suppose I could bash them with a 3-hole punch.

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  7. Note to self: order guns and ammo next time the Staples office supply order goes out.

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  8. Do you have any weapons handy? A stapler is a good start. Definitely the three-hole punch. But what about some really boring reports so that you can bore them to death? Or some governmental requisition forms so that you can suffocate them in rules and regulations?

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  9. Requisition a nail gun ASAP. Seriously. I worry about you.

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  10. Too bad you have to be on the alert for zombies, because it looks like the perfect day for a desk nap...

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  11. USJen - Yes that might work: "Stand back you fiends, and listen while I read "Geology of the Aurora Golden Spike high-quality stratigraphic reference site and significance to the Yonge Street buried-valley aquifer" until your heads explode!"

    Allison - Will do. Don't worry about me, I'm tough.

    Finola - I'm too scared to nap.

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  12. You have big paper cutters in your office right? The blades on those are basically wieldable as machetes, you know...just in case.

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  13. The first scene in the movie is thrilling. Requisition Forms

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