Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Office Feng Shui

I missed some work last week.  Had school appointments, had to escort a family member to a medical appointment, you know... stuff.

It was a stressful week with all the running and the loss of income.
I indulged in comfort food and treated myself to a new pair of jeans.

The day I returned to a regular day of work, I wore my new jeans.
It was the weirdest thing.  They made my legs sore.  It felt like I'd just run up and down the stairs a bunch of times even though I'd done nothing but sit all day.
I have no idea why a pair of jeans would do that, but maybe they were just a little too tight in the thigh?  I don't know.

The next day back at work, I wore my "old" pair of jeans.
Again, sore thighs.
What?  Why?

"Hey," I asked my cubiclemates, "when I was out of the office, did someone else sit at my desk?"
"Did that person, by chance, change the height of my chair?"
"Yup. Yup, he did."

I'm the Princess and the Pea!
One small thing out of place throws everything off!

I couldn't tell you if my chair was higher or lower, but it was just a little different.
I must have been sitting just a little bit differently and my legs had to adjust.
Of all the goofy things...

Since we're on the subject, my aching shoulders and neck eased up a bit after I put my computer monitor up on phone books.

As a society, I think we bow to our electronics and entertainments far too much and don't pay near enough attention to what our bodies are telling us.
Laptops are the worst things to ever happen to our necks.
Well, those and smartphones.

Geez, we can be really stupid to ourselves.

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