29 NOVEMBER 2016, 09:40 AM
The wind is starting to bite, but when it subsides the bright sun has a gentle warmth that envelops you. It’s nearly December and this may be the last pleasant day like this until Spring. Light jackets will soon be giving way to thick coats and gloves, and perhaps a pretentious scarf. Walking around the buildings during my breaks at work will become less and less leisurely or frequent.
But what alternative is there? Our present building’s layout is much less sprawling than our previous address, leaving little in the way of an indoor walking path through alien work areas. Enduring the chill may be the only option to cohabitating breakrooms with the similarly situated or opting for the solitude of never leaving your cubicle other than warming your food and relieving nature’s call.