Working life


Mystery Man has gone. Vanished. His desk is cleared. His computer is off. His deodorant is all gone. The nameplate from the top of his computer has been removed. Only his chair remains.

His last hurrah was his arrival on Tuesday morning, when he found his chair missing. This prompted that most rare of events – an actual conversation with the guy – which for my part I denied all knowledge of his missing chair. He then went on the prowl for it around the office, and spotted its legs and wheels in the clear bit of glass below the frosted bit of glass of the adjacent meeting room. He must have been very attached to this chair, because he then found a spare one from elsewhere, knocked on the door, and interrupted the meeting in progress to demand his chair back. Obviously the actions of a desperate man.

But now he’s gone. What he did (well, apart from show up for only a half hour at a time to make phone calls and read e-mails) will remain forever unknown.

4pm. Now his computer has gone too.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

5 replies on “Gone”

Did he really get the arse for requesting his chair back? I’ll have to make a note not to insist on my one when someone pinches it.

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