Fortunate Son

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written by owen on 2008-Jul-21.

Today we lost power on the entire third floor. I had forgotten how it is to work in a totally unpredictable environment - no silver spoon. It was right about lunch time, so I left my desk and proceded to talk to everybody who would normally pass my desk while I worked and annoy me. First there was the girl from the office downstairs haven't seen her in weeks probably thinks I am avoiding her - she still doesn't know my name. Then there are the interns happy and bright eyed, born made to wave the flag.

Then there is the other woman that never leaves her desk, shes cool. We chatted about the view and the fact that office next door is built on something that somewhat seems like a slave plantation - silver spoon in hand. She was abducted, probably sold so I moved on, power still not back. Some guys opened the fire escape, disrupting the darkness and were apparently plotting a double suicide - bored I went to get pictures. However, they were chatting up the lunch lady. She was a brick house. It ain't me.

Then there is my most closest neighbor, cutting up veges in the office sink for lunch. Health nut. Reminishing on when they left high school, was it 82 or 79? We talked about kids and how it was when we were young, then now, apartments, gated communities and maps. Maps confuse her. I however take great pleasure in maps - Kingston has too many roads.

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  1. Power failure is like the nail in the coffin in these hot times! Kingston does have a lot of roads, half of which I don't know. We need a GPS map!

    by Stunner 2008-Jul-21 

  2. I can just imagine how many accidents would now result from GPS usage [indifferent]

    by owen 2008-Jul-22 

  3. yesterday at lunch my friend ate a cucumber with hummus and that was all
    maybe she drank some water too

    by Gods Child 2008-Jul-22 

  4. hummus? is that some new kinda chicken?

    by owen 2008-Jul-22 

  5. no owen...hummus is made from chick peas...gosh all u kno about is computer

    by Jamila 2008-Jul-22 

  6. if only it WAS chicken then I might not have been so concerned

    by Gods Child 2008-Jul-25 

  7. power cut is always a good time to catch up. In a strange way when the power is gone we connect again with people and nature.

    by Dutty Bwoy 2008-Jul-23 

  8. damn technology

    by owen 2008-Jul-24 

  9. LOL!

    i like jamila

    by Pepper 2008-Jul-24 

  10. from now on all your comments must have a point, and 2 nouns

    by owen 2008-Jul-24 

  11. hahah, roight.

    by Tami 2008-Jul-25 

  12. yes, it maybe hard at first but shes got a brain

    by owen 2008-Jul-25 

  13. @ Jamila: Hummus not all that common in Jamaica, especially if you don't move with Syrian pplz. Kingston was so hot recently! Wow!

    by mad bull 2008-Jul-25 

  14. google is common in Jamaica though

    by Gods Child 2008-Jul-25 

  15. yeah but I bet google tastes nothing like chicken

    by owen 2008-Jul-25