Friday

After a week of deskwarming, we were finally released for a precious three days off (we work Saturdays most weeks so this is double our typical ration of leisure time). As I was packing up, my workmate Derek looked up in surprised delight and said, if I hurry home, I can play video games before my wife gets home. To which I replied, you know, you can also play video games after your wife gets home, since you are a grown-up and everything. No, he said, I don’t like to, I want her to think of me as an adult….