Can of Worms is not a very large office, as I’ve mentioned a few blogs ago. Our workspace is basically three desks along the window wall, while the other desks across form ours is reserved for the architects. In the room next door is a different company who also does children’s books. I say this because all three interns today, including me, where there, meaning there were not many seats to spare. I had to sit in on of the seats the architects use for a majority of the day.
To start, I actually sat by the window. I finished reading “Each Day A Small Victory,” so my boss gave me the task to update and excel sheet that kept track of book stocks on couple websites. It was a simple task. As I did this, however, a bumble bee kamikazed out of nowhere and struck the window in front of me. As anyone who knows me may know, I absolutely dislike bugs. So, I casually got up from my seat, walked over to my boss and the other interns and said something along the lines of, “Nope.” Everyone in the room giggled at my expense. “It’s only a bumble bee,” one said. “I do not care,” I replied. With teamwork, the bumble bee was eventually removed by the others from the office, and I was able to finish the task given to me.
After, I was moved to the other desk. Here, I was given the task to read a proposal to make a city a city of literature. As I read, I found it extremely hard to focus. I didn’t really understand what I was reading. Plus, I was anticipating leaving because my boss had gotten three tickets to a Natalie Hayes talk that us three interns where going to attend. So, for a few hours, I found myself going in an out with reading the proposal. I felt really bad while reading it because I didn’t understand what I was reading. What made it worse was that my boss wanted us to give feedback for our next meeting. My brain was awfully scattered, and even towards the end, I still couldn’t comprehend what was being read. In the end, our boss, who had left early, called to tell us that the Natalie Hayes talk was canceled because she was sick. We didn’t have many tasks to do after that. My brain was already fried, though, so after staying a few more minutes, I decided to go home early.