I Need a New Job
Have you ever had that moment at your job where you look around and realize you may have made a huge mistake?
Earlier today I sat down to write a witty article pertaining to Game of Thrones. That was the second article I wrote about the popular television program. I, like most of the world, love the HBO hit and cannot miss an episode when it airs on Sundays.
Today, I learned that I am surrounded by people that do not understand me and likewise I do not understand them.
I work in an office in which no one watches Game of Thrones.
Yes, places like this do exist. They are frightening places, full of people who are missing out on one of the greatest joys in life.
How did I make this unfortunate discovery?
As I was writing my article "If 'Game of Thrones' Was in New Jersey" I went around the office asking for opinions. I usually do this to get some outside ideas. Instead of getting the reactions I was expecting: laughing together, talking about the show, and coming up with ideas, I was subjected to the worst responses I could ever have imagined.
Every single person I asked responded with, "I don't watch it".
I have to say though, many of them hung their heads in shame and said they want to watch it, they just have not found the time. I guess that is a valid reason, but in reality it's not. This is one of the greatest shows ever made and you do not have the time?
The last person I asked if they watched Game of Thrones and responded with a no was the straw that broke the camels back. I yelled in the middle of the hall, "what is wrong with this place?" That was followed by laughter by some people and with that this article was born.
If you too work in an non-conducive environment in which no one watches the greatest show ever made Game of Thrones do not worry you are not alone. Places like this do exist, although it may be nightmarish you will survive. Outside of work, make sure you surround yourself with people that understand and relate to you. This way you have an outlet that you can truly feel yourself and will allow you to talk freely without being met by blank stares.