It’s disappointing. Sad. Devastating.
Worst of all, it’s loud.
The political noise of the past year alone has been enough to drive the sanest of social warriors mad from the sheer insanity of discourse.
Fortunately, we have LEGO.
Jared Wurston had been waiting for this week all year.
It was Christmastime, which meant two-thirds of the office was out on vacation and the remaining workforce was unobtrusive and blissfully quiet.
In his six years at Vector Corp, Jared had endured six agonizingly banal Christmas parties full of, from his perspective, fake joy and forced merriment. As frustrating as the parties were, it was all worth it when the majority of the building’s workers disappeared a week or so later. It was at this time that Jared was gifted with the only thing he ever wanted for Christmas: quiet.
Quiet from the insufferable buzz of social pleasantries that added up to meaningless drivel.
Quiet from the incessant blather about pointless reality TV that leaked from over the cubicle walls.
Quiet from the clueless management whose only discernable purpose seemed to be that of making Jared’s job more difficult.
Most people planned trips and visited family for the holidays. Jared Wurston stayed home and pretended the world didn’t exist.