Disclaimer: Late night post, expect minor (or even major) errors.
I wasn’t at work the last two days and today when I got there, I saw that they had changed the seating arrangements. Everything was changed that, the place I used to sit wasn’t an option anymore — total change => big disaster.
Then, anyway, not all seats were spoken for. So, I went ahead, sat on each chair, looked/checked where the light comes from, whether it would reflect on the monitor, would I have glare in my eyes, etc. etc. and finally chose one.
Someone asked why I chose that and I said that it was the “least worst”.
So far, I hadn’t realised it — that others were kind of curious about how I am handling this.
Time went on, we went out to get lunch and as we were returning, I was about to tell that once back in office, I want one specific spot to sit while having lunch.
I didn’t say it out loud, because I had a revelation. I cried – “Oh my God, I am Sheldon”.
Then XS said – “oh you’re realising it only now?”. Then he said that they had already spoken about it yesterday — how I would act on seeing the new arrangement.
Seriously. I had been so finicky about my seat but from the _VERY_ beginning. (today, I even lectured about a study I recently read about how staring at the monitors keeps you awake at night!.. Shame on me!)
I just rewound it in mind — complaining about the change, trying out each chair, evaluating the options, lecturing about the reason, and even saying “least worst”. I even told XX to sit somewhere else because what I chose was actually where he sat yesterday. (He was absolutely fine with it though)
Anyway, then I wore my Big bang theory T-shirt to the salsa classes. And the very first person with whom I danced – she just looked at it and said, “perfect fit for your character”. Come on! She doesn’t even know me that well (except that I correct the teachers at times).
What to do! I just said, “I hope it was a complement, and thanks for that”.
I NEVER realised that I could be so difficult at times. My apologies to the world.
PS: The comment to my last post seems so perfectly apt.. or so aptly perfect now!