Some days you like your job. Some days you don’t. Here are 16 things that probably won’t have any noticeable effect on how you feel about your life’s work.
- Making to-do lists on subpar stationary.
- Reading stories about Florida teenagers who murdered their parents. Yikes, bro. Yikes.
- Loudly attempting to clarify your order to a distraught barista who has fled halfway across the room because the toaster just caught fire. “Sir, I meant half whole milk, not half-and-half,” you wail, but he has fled, and he hears you not.
- Mosquito nets, even though I’ll be the first to admit that they are pretty.
- Finding typos in online New Yorker articles. I see you, double space. I see you.
- Biking up very low but very long hills, the worst activity in the free world.
- Stretching in public.
- Getting bitten by rabid dogs.
- Glaring back at the dude who glared at you because you mildly bumped his table at the coffee shop, thus creating a tiny wave in his coffee and APPARENTLY HE CAN’T GO ON LIVING LIKE THIS.
- When the coat of the person sitting next to you on a plane is just barely touching your elbow and you know they’re doing it on purpose to encroach on your personal space but what can you do? You’d sound like a psychopath if you accused them of anything. So you nudge the coat slightly with your elbow. They notice nothing.
- A Yogi Tea bag that says “I am beautiful, I am bountiful, I am blissful.”
- A well-timed fax.
- Counting your blessings.
- Books that literary people “enjoy.”