We lost some of our student offices to reconstruction this summer, and with limited space one manager briefly toyed with having staff share their offices with students. Though we managed to make better arrangements, the memory of this plan seems to linger. Today, someone in another department remarked:
I keep trying to clean my office, but I’m afraid I’ll get students in here.
I laughed, but he went on:
Well, the last time I cleaned, I got Kenny.
He gestured toward another desk in the corner, clearly once used by Kenny (another member of our staff), but now overrun with equipment so as to be unusable.
It’s like an infestation!