Five-Hundred Word Challenge 635: Gardening, Working From Home

I’ve spent a lot of time this morning squeezing fluid out of one of my fingers. Why?


Had a small thorn bury itself deep into the finger, or at least create a small hole. Not sure if any of it still remains, but the area around it has become swollen and full of fluid. I should probably leave it alone, but the issue is that if I keep trying to do stuff it hurts quite a lot and I’m concerned that it may burst open all at once which is something I’d rather not have to clean up.

The gardening was fun. About five hours of helping remove weeds. Most of my body came out fine. Legs hurt, but are recovering somewhat-quickly.

Now that that’s summarised, let me tell you about the joys of working from home.

Currently my workplace is having a bunch of us work from home, which is fine. I’m saving money on travel, so I’m happy with that aspect. It’s also far less noisy so there’s less tension and stress and less pressure. Despite the large amount of calls coming through, the pressure still is far less than being in the office.

It’s easier to relax… kind of.

The problem I now face is that I’ve got work I don’t want to have in my home in my home and it’s difficult to get away from. I’m now spending time at home speaking to people about stuff I don’t want to. I’m now having aggressive customers in a place where I normally don’t have to worry about that kind of stuff. I’d rather not have that here, to be honest.

I’d much rather not speak to alcoholics and not be allowed to deter them whilst sitting in my home. I’d rather not speak to them when they get a priority delivery first thing in the morning when I’m in a place where I normally feel productive.

It’s good to be able to work from home, but I’d rather not this kind of work. This kind of work is stuff that should stay far and away from home life. It’s stuff that should stay in the office, and even then there should be more avenues and resources to help people out rather than further addictions, just as there should be more resources to deal with people being needlessly aggressive.

I’m glad to still be working and I’m glad that I don’t have to worry about traveling right now. I’m glad that I’m still getting paid and keeping a little bit more money in my pocket. I won’t deny that I’m currently lucky in the current pandemic. That doesn’t mean that the situation and setup is a good one. It’s necessary which is fine, but it’s more incentive to get another job, which of course is currently more difficult. Still, the only thing I can do is keep on trying until I do get a new one.

Either that or begin my masters earlier than I planned.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 12:54:39

Slow as typing hurts right now.

Probably could’ve been better.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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