It’s Not That Bad, You Tell Yourself

There are moments during your office life–usually on payday–when a burst of brief but palpable positivity will envelop you. This is when you know that they’ve won. They’ve kept you complacent by helping you quietly chew your cud.

The “comfortableness” of office life is part of how they get you to stay, to tell yourself, “This isn’t so bad.” But it is so bad. The boredom threshold alone is part of why office salaries are so much higher than, say, service ones. You’re getting paid to be drained of any intelligent thought left in your mind. Because, at the end of the day, you’re too tired to think, even though you did nothing, and drinking is the best way to help.