I was bored at work again. Absolutely nothing to do. It was a nice day so I took my e-book reader outside after lunch and sat under a tree from 12:30 to 4:00. I got a lot of reading done but this book is incredibly long.
I’ve done it before but few people even noticed. Today I got lucky and the boss walked by and saw me there. I was disappointed that he didn’t seem upset. He made some weird non-related unintelligible comments. Something about chlorine. I almost never know what he is talking about. I was hoping he would be angry at me. Trouble is a form of attention! He didn’t appear angry but maybe it will turn up later. I’ll wait and see. I plan on doing the same thing tomorrow if the weather is nice.
My reading tree is right outside the on-campus clinic. The nurses there know me. I used to be in charge of their computers. An employee I didn’t know came out of the clinic and told me that the nurses want a job like mine. Cool! It’s nice to be noticed. Maybe somebody there will spread the word around that I am doing nothing.
Why am I doing this? Boredom is really hard on a guy who can do anything. I’ve tried doing some great projects on my own but they often end up like pearls cast before swine. I just gave up and now I’m just bored. I am hoping someone will either give me something exciting to do or fire me. Either one will be satisfactory. Otherwise I’m going to see just how far I can push this.
The next step might be to sit at a table outside the director’s building for a few days. It’s right across a grassy area from another division’s director’s office and a lot of people who might notice. I’ll bet nothing happens. It’s a great experiment in being bored and interesting at the same time. I should set up a hammok. The weather is starting to get hot so I won’t be able to be outside much longer.