Consider yourself at home!



I’m not sure how long we’ve been in our new messroom now, a few weeks? I could look back, but I’m lazy. Anyway, after making a show of conforming to what the managers want (sitting inside, not messing around with the furniture etc) we have started to decorate and adapt, to bend our environment to suit what we want – after all, that’s what gardeners are good at.

I nicked a chair that was in one of the gardens, left there by a resident, and moved it inside so I don’t have to sit on one that slowly tips me off. We found two benches abandoned and put them outside in the shade. We emptied out the tin shed of bikes and unused cleaning products and turned it into a smoking room for when it’s raining. Mateo fixed a broken table and we put that between the benches. We even put a few paving slabs down, and added some plants, tinsel and an umbrella for decoration. It looks great.

The only downside is now the managers like to come and sit with us. Never more than one at a time, I don’t think they like sitting with each other.

Word of the day: labtebricole – living in holes

“Sticks and stones can break my bones and I have my Swiss Army Knife if they hit me and if I kill them it will be self defense and I won’t go to prison.”
― Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

13 thoughts on “Consider yourself at home!

  1. 🤣 Still laughing, so typing is a bit difficult.
    Is the quote machine-generated? I was wondering if being anxious about how you look helps you become ‘beautiful’. But to each his own!
    I guess the original seats were tipping off your managers as well! So, once in a while they want to sit comfortably but of course not with each other. It becomes a little stuffy when there are too many ‘smokers’! 😋


    1. 😀
      Yes, the quote is done with a computer program. It says each one is an original, so I suspect it’s generating ideas from other inspirational quotes, plus bits and pieces from the Internet, I love how almost helpful it is 🙂

      Glad to have made you laugh! 😀


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