With so much build up in November and December, it’s tough to keep the same level of excitement in January--especially at the office. This month, it’s all about beating the post-holiday slump. I can see it in my colleagues’ eyes. They’re a little more tired than usual, shuffling into the kitchen in the morning to grab a cup of JJ Bean or an Impresso medium roast while declaring “I hope this is caffeinated enough for me!”
But while things might be moving a little more slowly after New Year’s, something amazing filters out of that post-holiday, back-to-work crawl. The kitchen still manages to encourage a buzz every morning. My coworkers surround me and tell me about the raccoon slippers gifted to them by a mother-in-law, the leaning tower of Christmas ham, the funny thing a friend of a friend did at the party when the clock struck midnight.
I’m happy to sit and listen. I’m new, after all. They’re getting to know and trust me quickly. If I can brighten everyone’s day and help put a little more spring in their step, maybe we can forget about this chilly winter and start thinking about...well...spring!
The thing is, I can’t do coffee. That’s okay. I watch curiously as the entire accounting team consumes cup after cup, smiling and laughing. As the weather starts to warm up, they’ll pay more attention to me, and I’m patient. I don’t mind sitting while I hear more about everyone’s seasonal hijinks.
They’ve started calling me the life of the party: the cornerstone of the office. They couldn’t believe it when the boss brought me in. I get it--I have a unique set of skills. Most people haven’t met someone like me.
The accounting team decided not to ignore me, after all! They say I can still help them alongside their coffee. While their brew keeps them warm, alert and happy, they find me more refreshing. This is perfect.
And to think, all it took was sitting me on the counter, connecting me to the tap and letting everyone in the office know that they could now get unlimited sparkling water on command without lifting, storing, and wasting plastic jugs. I’m pretty unassuming and don’t take up much space. Hot still water, cold still water or that year-round sparkle, I am always ON. Happy new year!
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