We got a foot of snow over the weekend - very unusual for central North Carolina. A lot of businesses didn't bother opening. My commute to the office is only 5 minutes, and the roads were sufficiently plowed to the point where I figured I could get my compact sedan to work - so I did. I arrived at 9:15am to find the office locked and nobody there. I had to shoot off a complaint via text message (for all the times when I stayed home during winter weather only to find that +50% of people showed up and it was business as usual, it would have been nice if someone could have called/texted me to let me know that we weren't opening today. I figured that half our delivery routes would not run, but still...)
Anyway - since I'm already here, and I have a key, alarm code, etc., I figured I could get a lot accomplished in the office with fewer distractions, so I decided to stay. Besides - now I can smoke my pipe at my desk with nobody around to object.
So here I am, reconciling manifests and doing all the stuff I normally do, but while smoking a bowl of Grim Creeper in one of my Peterson 68's. Not too shabby.
A guy from the inside sales team did show up about 45 minutes after me, so I let him in - but he doesn't care about the pipe smoking. He works in another room anyway.