I get into work and one of the tech staff, JW, comes over, asking me to join
him on a smoke break. Even though I don't smoke, I usually join the other
techs on smoke break—I mean, why should they get all the
But I really didn't want to; I was tired and was still trying to get settled
in at work. But JW persisted and I relented.
Came back a few minutes later, finished getting settled in (which involves
signing into half a dozen different webservers to monitor the various
monitoring tools and what not) and launched an instant messaging program
(from my home computer—we're not allowed to run the AOL Instant Messaging
software from work, but there was nothing stating we couldn't run it from
home). It was then I discovered that my girlfriend Spring had just logged off
and gone to bed.
Man, what a horrible way to start the night at work.
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