Nov. 2, 2020

First Time Back In The Office In Months, Started a Fiction

7:01 AM (of Tuesday, November 3rd 2020)

Today is Monday, November 2nd 2020 and I started off this morning working on some of my projects for over an hour and I got something nice done. After that I wrote my entry for yesterday (Sunday), and then I took a break for a bit and watched some videos. I should have really walked outside first thing in the morning instead of working on my projects, but I used that alternative activity as an excuse not to walk, I guess.

It was around 8:30 AM when I started watching some videos, and then for some reason I noticed the Internet went out because the video wouldn't buffer. Weird. I checked other connections and there was only one Wi-Fi network available to connect to, I concluded my laptop must be malfunctioning so I restarted. After restarting it was the same story. When I went into the kitchen I noticed that this electrical clock that relied on power from the walls was not on, and realized right away the power went out. It was hard to notice because all the lights were off in the morning anyway, so that wasn't an obvious sign. The clock being off was though. I checked the router just to make sure, and sure enough the power was also off on that thing.

It was likely the winds that caused this, but yeah the power was off in the entire building. I realized then I had to drive to the work office today, and I couldn't just stay at home and work anymore. I took a shower in the dark, and then I put on some work clothes. It's been months since I last wore any pants, and I went for my widest available pants. These pants a few months ago I could wear and fit in two vertical fists around the waist, there was that much loose space. I had to wear a belt and it would go through 2-3 belt hoops and I'd wear it very tight. Today I wore it, and I didn't even need a belt. I had a hard time even wearing it. I put a belt on anyway because it looked weird without one, and the belt I wore was a long lasting belt made from cloth that had an infinitely adjustable size that I could start and stop at any point (not that old "hole" model).

Anyway I barely made it through one hoop and it was the first hoop to go through. Usually two hoops would be easy to make it through, but I barely made it through the first hoop. One hoop. This was so distressing. I hated that I would show myself to everyone in the office after having gained weight like this. Whatever, I needed this wake up to reality, I thought. This wouldn't be permanent. I drove to the office anyway and driving to work for the first time in ages felt so odd. Sort of nostalgic, but not really.

I got to the office and the parking lot was deserted. There was basically no one there. In fact in my building, there would only be about 4 people total inside the entire day. The three other people there all stopped by to see me throughout the day, at different individual times. Two of them wore a mask, I forgot mine at home. It's been a long time since I used that workplace computer, and it's been a long time since I sat in that cubicle office. It's as boring and lifeless as I remember. Dark gray and dull, small confined area, not much light getting in, old furniture and old computers. I don't have any complaints about any of those things, I like and prefer that environment compared to a newer modern one full of light and fancy furniture and toys, but I was just writing the clear description of the place.

Anyway I worked throughout the day since there wasn't much else for me to do. I wouldn't say my productivity was improved by working at the office though. It still felt the same as always, I just had much less freedoms in the office than at home. At around noon I played Beat Saber, because I brought my VR headset with me to the office. I played for about 50 minutes in my office room, since I was the only person in there. Usually around noon I'd go out for walks around the office buildings, but I didn't today because it was a little cold, but actually my main excuse was I didn't want to walk around and be seen by everyone that I gained weight. I could handle that cold naked no problem if I wanted to. I've walked around these offices in snowy weather wearing only a t-shirt before, since I just took my jacket off while walking. But embarrassment? I didn't want to walk because of that. I did eventually walk again though at around 3 PM, because there were less cars in the parking lot which meant some people had already gone home.

At around 5 PM I went home. Everyone else already left way before then. I turned off the lights in the office before heading out since I was the last one there. I was contemplating coming here again tomorrow, but the worst part of it all was the drive. Getting to and from work, having to deal with traffic. Actually in my situation I had no traffic and it was a straight drive home, but just the thought of it sucked.

and stop at any point (not that old "hole" model).

Anyway I barely made it through one hoop and it was the first hoop to go through. Usually two hoops would be easy to make it through, but I barely made it through the first hoop. One hoop. This was so distressing. I hated that I would show myself to everyone in the office after having gained weight like this. Whatever, I needed this wake up to reality, I thought. This wouldn't be permanent. I drove to the office anyway and driving to work for the first time in ages felt so odd. Sort of nostalgic, but not really.

I got to the office and the parking lot was deserted. There was basically no one there. In fact in my building, there would only be about 4 people total inside the entire day. The three other people there all stopped by to see me throughout the day, at different individual times. Two of them wore a mask, I forgot mine at home. It's been a long time since I used that workplace computer, and it's been a long time since I sat in that cubicle office. It's as boring and lifeless as I remember. Dark gray and dull, small confined area, not much light getting in, old furniture and old computers. I don't have any complaints about any of those things, I like and prefer that environment compared to a newer modern one full of light and fancy furniture and toys, but I was just writing the clear description of the place.

Anyway I worked throughout the day since there wasn't much else for me to do. I wouldn't say my productivity was improved by working at the office though. It still felt the same as always, I just had much less freedoms in the office than at home. At around noon I played Beat Saber, because I brought my VR headset with me to the office. I played for about 50 minutes in my office room, since I was the only person in there. Usually around noon I'd go out for walks around the office buildings, but I didn't today because it was a little cold, but actually my main excuse was I didn't want to walk around and be seen by everyone that I gained weight. I could handle that cold naked no problem if I wanted to. I've walked around these offices in snowy weather wearing only a t-shirt before, since I just took my jacket off while walking. But embarrassment? I didn't want to walk because of that. I did eventually walk again though at around 3 PM, because there were less cars in the parking lot which meant some people had already gone home.

At around 5 PM I went home. Everyone else already left way before then. I turned off the lights in the office before heading out since I was the last one there. I was contemplating coming here again tomorrow, but the worst part of it all was the drive. Getting to and from work, having to deal with traffic. Actually in my situation I had no traffic and it was a straight drive home, but just the thought of it sucked. Also it takes gas, and there's a risk for accidents or a police ticket every time I drive, all that stuff. I concluded it was better to stay at home, and just improve my discipline.

When I got back home, I just watched videos until I went to sleep. Oh I also started writing a fiction story. I passed out while writing that fiction story! Am I going to have it published? I probably will if it's long enough. It's such a dumb story but I don't care. If you want to read the first few parts of it, here it is:

"

   Einstein Newton High School is an elite high school, considered by many as the top high school in the United States. It was a school where 95% of its graduate students went on to Ivy League and other top universities in the country. The 5% who didn’t move onto the most advanced colleges, simply chose to follow their own path in life and skip college altogether.

   In order to attend ENHS, the top middle schoolers from around the country had to take several exams that would study their skill level in Math, Science, English, History, Art, Computers, Sports, Foreign Languages, and Music. There were 80 questions for each of the subjects and the tests had to be taken on different days.

   Jun Lufo was a 12 year old 8th grade student that applied to ENHS, one of the many tens of thousands of students from around the country that wished to get in. He was two years younger than most of the other 8th graders, most of whom turned 14 this year. Each year from all of the applicants, only the top 250 students would be able to get in, meaning there would only be 250 students in each grade, for a total of 1000 students from 9th thru 12th grades.

   Jun took each of the exams and didn’t think any of them were challenging. In fact he managed to score 100% on all of his tests except one. The questions to him felt basic, the questions in Math for example only went up to algebra 1 level, which was appropriate for his grade, but he had already mastered that subject. The questions in art were basic too, easy questions involving Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and other famous artists. The foreign language questions were about basic greetings and language structure. All of the questions to him were easy.

   Even though the questions were easy, he failed the Music subject exam and got a 0% on it. He failed because he didn’t show up to take it. The exam was scheduled on a Sunday and he didn’t think there would be a test on that day, so he didn’t show up and ended up with a 0% as a default.

   A week later, the results arrived and he managed to get in! Jun celebrated with his parents, and he became the talk of his own middle school when the news spread.

"

Is it good and interesting? That's how I started off the story.

Written by JustMegawatt

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