I work in a typical government building in downtown Ottawa. I have a cubicle, and it’s fine. I even have a window, but unfortunately there are two buildings about 15 feet away from me. I can see daylight by looking between these buildings, and upwards a little, and I can tell if it’s a bright sunny day out, or if it’s pouring rain, but otherwise I cannot see too much of the great outdoors. One thing I do have an excellent view of however, is my neighbour in the next building over.
My computer faces towards the window, and I can see directly into his office. He has a fairly big corner office, and is usually wearing a tie, so I always assume he‘s a fairly senior sort of person. His desk is perpendicular to mine, and he is facing away from me, but I can see him in profile.
He is so close that the other day I could see that he had an extra large Tim Horton’s coffee, and I could even tell that he had not yet rolled up his rim to win. I ended up missed the rolling, so I don’t know whether or not he won anything.
He is so close to me that I can see his facial expressions, but he never ever looks over. I find myself wondering what I would do if he did. I would kind of like to wave. But I probably wouldn’t. I think that would just ruin the comfortable relationship that we have developed.
Perhaps a nod and a half smile would do it though. Or a wink! Yes, definitely a wink.