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Put A Plant In Your Office They Said

July 21, 2020

It’s supposed to help your office feel homier. Of course, that was before our homes were our offices, and our offices are our homes. For a long time we had trouble keeping plants in our house alive.

We now have one of those plants that grows really long. Actually we have two. And they are really long. And we have a spider plant. And another plant that I don’t know the name of. But, it’s really green.

By a weird coincidence our plant-lives started increasing as our children got older. So, we have plenty of plants in our house. But, my office is not near any of them.

So, I got a plant for my office. I thought a lot about what I wanted to get. At work I have a fairly level headed demeanor. I’m calm in crisis. And I’m known as someone easy to work with.

What isn’t clear is that I think through every decision, every interaction, every impression. It’s not like I’m paranoid. And I don’t spend a lot of time playing office politics. But, when I do play them, I’m really good. I’m better than a lot of people.

However, most people don’t consider the situation at work from a critical standpoint. They don’t consider how every decision affects their continued interactions.

You know what? I might be completely up in night. I might be overanalysing my interactions. I might be the only one playing office politics.

But, either way it’s how I approach work. And I decided to get a plant that reflected that approach.

I got a desert cactus.

It seems fitting.

Stay safe

Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren.

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