Entries in Telecommuting (4)
Like many of you who have had to set up a home office in a spare bedroom, I lack a lot of clear table space.
While I'm neurotic about where I place my coffee and water, sometimes my printer has to act as an end table for things like my iPad or iPhone. Except that today I learned that even THAT can be dangerous.
Today my printer tried to eat my iPhone!
My first thought?
Oh GOD my beloved PHONE! I panicked as I tried to wiggle the phone out of the mouth of the printer. Was it broken, or worse, dead? Was I breaking it by trying to remove it? My thoughts kept spinning to that tool, the Jaws of Life, that EMS people use to peel away car tops and get to injured people stuck in cars.
Then I calmed down, tugged a little harder, and it popped out.
You will be happy to know both the phone and printer still work.
And, I'm shopping for a proper end table.
This is the place I come when I just need to get out of the house for a few hours.
Good coffee (and food)
Comfy booths with high sides feel a little like a cubical but cozier
Can get crowded and they don't have a lot of outlets
Distractions include food and people watching
Table to chair height not ergonomically designed and my carpal tunnel kicks in after a while
Public Library, Young Adult Section
Zero Distractions (no food or drink allowed)
Biking Distance from Home
No Food or Drink Allowed
Seats Are Not the Most Comfortable
Reminder That I Owe $16 in Overdue Books