Paper thin

I’m not complaining about the thinness of the walls in my office at work. At least I have an office (and a nice one at that). But sometimes, it borders on silly. Thus, the following from 2 minutes ago:

Me (typing away on my computer): , , .

Phone rings.

Me: This is Jamie.

Todd (whose office is right next to mine): Bless you. (Click).

With the walls as thin as they are, Todd could have just said “Bless you” in a normal speaking voice. Why did he have to call?

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.