I’m currently working at a cube farm that houses 20-30 cow-orkers, mostly doing fairly technical stuff involving computers. Yesterday at around 2:00 pm., I was kinda sleepy post-lunch, but I suddenly noticed that it wasn’t just lunch that was conducive to sleep. It was quiet. Weirdly quiet. You could have heard a pin drop.
Normally people are talking about some project, or a printer or copier is spewing out pages somewhere, or someone’s on the phone, or shuffling papers, or walking around. But at times the place gets totally silent. Which is weird.
(And yeah, it occurred to me that everyone else was also dealing with a post-lunch stupor, and I had a pretty funny version of the 20-30 of us sitting at our computers with our mouths hanging open, nodding while our eyes drooped. The Return of Nap Time.)
Anybody else work in an office where silence occasionally reigns?