Looking at Your Co-Workers With Newfound Contempt After a Long Weekend

There are a lot of gruesome elements to returning to work after a three-day weekend: reconciling that you’re not a person of leisure, that the sun will continue to shine while you’re still inside your cubicle and knowing that this was your last three-day weekend for a very, very long time.

But, worst of all, is re-encountering the melba toasts that are your co-workers. Their chewing cud nature will get to you within thirty minutes of being there, as they discuss with others what a great time they had upstate or at the beach. And while they’re able to feign having “missed each other,” for you, the time apart from them has put none too fine a point on how little you care for them.