She sat at her table, staring blankly at the screen infront of her, while the so called discussion swirled around her as background noise.
She wondered what was wrong with these people, the answer was right there staring at them in their faces and yet, none of them saw it.
It was right there.
Everyone was just skirting the issue, typing furiously on their keyboards – the actual content of what was being taken down as ‘note’ was secondary to them sounding like they were busy doing something.
She didn’t get it. She couldn’t.
Why does one NEED to pretend like they were busy when they are not?
So as to appear productive, efficient and hardworking, when all they are doing was run around in circles?
Seems just about right.
She couldn’t take the so called ‘discussion’ anymore.
She bent down to pick up her bag from the floor and started chucking her stuff in it.
She could see the puzzled faces looking at her, wondering what the hell she was doing in the middle of a heated discussion; she didn’t care.
After she had all her stuff inside, she swirled her chair to face the exit, stood up and walked out.
Someone called out to her, but she couldn’t hear exactly what he was saying.
Not that it matters anyway, she just wanted out.
She walked and she waited and she walked agin until she was finially out of the massive, cold, grey building that held her caged for a good part of her life and saw the sun for the first time.
Not that she has never seen the sun before, just not in that way.
It was exceptionally bright, warm and not to sound too cheesy, but the the sunlight hitting her face full on actually felt hopeful.
For the first time in a very long time, she felt like she could breathe again.
A smile slowly creeped across her face – she was enjoying the moment.
And then, reality hit her.
She had just walked out of a job that she desperately needed to keep her home and to pay her bills.
The smile quickly left, replaced by tears of anxiety.
What was she suppose to do now?
Where can she go?
The tears wouldn’t stop flowing and she felt desperation again.
Maybe I’ll just call in sick.. That I had a nervous breakdown or something.
I’m sure they’ll understand.