December 04, 2003

Desperate smoker

We're currently mid-move at the office today, and the floor is slowly being cleared out as we move to another wing of the building. The office currently consists of myself, 10% of the others are left, and a few moving people shifting things for people who've already gone. And there are people removing and installing walls around me, with the great din of power tools. But now I can have my music running - I'm still here until tomorrow.

In my wanderings around whats left of the office, I was heading past the lifts, when out rushed a woman who worked at the cafeteria three floors below. There was a hint of desperation in her voice as she clutched a pack of cigarettes, asking "Where is the smoking room?!". I didn't know, sorry - I don't smoke, so she muttered a "shit" and looked for others who might know.

Someone obliged and pointed out the way, and she hurried off in that direction, already grabbing a cigarette out, as if it was her first smoke in days. I wonder if nicotine is that powerful?

Posted by Ben at December 4, 2003 01:14 PM
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