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Friends, Travel, Work

I’m going to work

Not that interesting?

Well, I’m actually going to work at work.

In the office.

In Cambridge, 150+ miles away.

For the first time since November 2019! (I think, I can’t really remember)

I’m both excited and kind of anxious. I can’t wait to see everyone, and the drive doesn’t worry me. But, I have no idea what the etiquette is for greeting people. I’m guessing no hugs right? And for my visiting French colleagues, no bises? That makes me sad. I like the familiarity and routine, habitualness of the kiss on each cheek – it’s a sign of mutual respect and a warm greeting, showing two people are pleased to see each other.

And I always hug my work friends when I see them, because they’re friends as well as colleagues.

But I suppose, this time, that’s probably not OK. How do I tell though?

Also, I’d better read up on the rules about going into the office. I suspect I need to do a COVID test first, which’ll be fun at 4.30am.

Why so early? Well, if I hit the M6 toll before 6am its cheaper and I love a bargain. Also the A14 is a bastard and best approached as early as possible so you don’t end up sitting in a queue for an hour for the sake of 12miles.

So wish me luck! Let’s see if I can get through two days without insulting anyone, overstepping personal space bubbles, or catching COVID. Oh, or triggering the work arsehole who I’m almost definitely going to have to see.

Yeah, I’m going to need luck.

Love from Smell xxx

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