As the intern, I feel it is my duty to explain to the outside world the complexities and quirks of the GenJ office. The following three blog posts attempt to reveal some of the mystery surrounding the members of this crazy place.
The Fellowship of the Cubes
While the entire office is in a constant of state of change and conversation, the center of the craziness is the cubes. The cubes are relatively fluid as various members of the office wander from cube to cube working and talking. To understand the nature of the cubes, it is necessary to understand the members of this fellowship.
First is our resident Frodo, Glenn Bertsch, pronounced just like the tree. Glenn has the cube of power in the sense that if you need something, it is probably there. He also has the ability to make himself invisible by hiding behind his stacks of papers and files. His enjoyment of Swedish Fish and coffee fulfills his hobbit telos. He also carries the greatest burden since he always arrives early and works late. He is also a Man U, Yankees, and Shawn Johnson fan.
Next is his faithful Samwise Gamgee, Nick Barden. Nick and Glenn have been friends from time immemorial and have been compared to an old married couple. Nick is the resident talker who can tell wonderful stories of great journeys and speak of Heidegger in the morning. He is also the hipster that is not hipster…in other words, totally not mainstream. He likes to remind everyone that he is not the bottom of the food chain in the office. He is our resident philosopher king if you can’t tell from his blog posts.
I hope this helps you understand the people of the GenJ cubes. Putting such different people in close proximity creates a ticking time bomb that blows up every 30 seconds. This makes for an “exciting” office.
Look for next week’s post as I discuss the Two Powers: Joel and Jeremiah all through an intern’s eyes.
Posted by Andrew Ferguson.