Perils of Working From Home II: All Hands to Battle Stations
First of all, let me begin by saying that I love my apartment building. To death. It’s a lovely place, that has somehow managed to balance letting me have enough of an office that I can work from home, be in the city, and still be a (modestly) affordable enough on the very modest salaries of the EpiGrad household.
That being said, there are some drawbacks. Most notably, at this particular moment, the fact that each apartment in the complex is linked up to an alarm system. An alarm system that sounds for all the world like they stole it from a decommissioned World War 2 battleship – given the age of the building, a not entirely unlikely prospect.
And that said alarm system is being tested, as we speak, and started up a solid three hours after I managed to get to sleep. No number of pillows can muffle it. There is no hiding. A U-Boat has been sighted, the hull is breached.
And so I hide at Starbucks, trying to do some work.
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