Our office just relocated, and the new place has quite a few perks. It's five minutes closer to home, my cube is bigger, and there's a full-service BofA, post office, and Togo's in the lobby. Pretty darned great, right?
My old cube was in a quiet little corner, where I could publish web pages at peace. Here, I'm smack dab in the middle of Human Resources. HR ladies to my left, to my right, and the hallway next to my cube seems to be the HR Expressway. They gab all day about celebrity weddings, affairs, miscarriages, etc. One just snatched the other's purse and ran off with it.
The kicker? I'm younger than all of them.