Just for fun, here is a list of why I think working at home is like riding a motorbike:
- It takes a little while to warm up.
- You need the human equivalent of V-Power fuel for the best performance (in my case, coffee!!)
- Your tea consumption is generally higher than any other kind of day.
- It is acceptable to eat cake most of the day (or is that just a thing amongst my motorbike tribe?)
- If you sit down for too long without standing up you start to get numb- everything.
- You don’t worry what you look like, no one can see your face/hair anyway, until you get to a petrol station and it becomes etiquette to take off your helmet! Think of the Zoom meeting like your petrol station stop- this is a good time to refuel after all…’more tea please!’
- After turning on your webcam to join your colleagues on Zoom, you realise you are not as visible as you thought you were- is your face even on anyone’s screen? Should I have worn a bright colour to stand out? (will anyone notice if I turn my webcam off?)
- No matter how well you style your hair in the morning, it will be a mess by the end of the day. This applies to all- except the lucky few who have managed to check in for hair appointments recently!
- Practical flat shoes take over from heels or brogues.
- We have all found common ground with each other.
- If a wasp enters your personal space it becomes a challenge to get it out the window (or visor) as fast as possible.
- Finally, at the end of the day it seems appropriate to let someone know you have survived the day.
Can you think of any more?
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