A couple of months ago I moved across to the other building (our company owns two, next door to each other), into a room with 4 other desks that were unoccupied.
My colleagues kept popping over to say hi, which was nice, but mostly I was splendidly isolated – which is precisely how I like it.
Today, however, there are two other proper designers and one trainee-designer in here. They’re all jolly nice and none of them are big chatterers but (and you could hear that ‘but’ coming, couldn’t you?) I preferred it when I was alone in here. Not that anyone believes that.
People keep coming in and saying “It must be nice to have some company in here now, isn’t it?” or “Oh, its good to see you have some company finally.”
Er, no, not really. Except that I can’t actually say that, can I? I’m supposed to lie so that we all feel reassured that we’re social animals.