Oh yeah, I'm back in a cube wearing a headset in a phone unit (customer service for an insurance company). I must be paying off some bad f***ing karma or maybe I just need the benefits and salary (or both). I found a quote and hung it in my cube (my home away from home ha ha ha!!!!).

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Well I've sure as hell been doing a lot of revoking recently. These stoic philosophers (Marcus was one) were some tough bastards. In many ways similar to the samurai. I wonder what they would have thought about cubes. Marcus dealt with his invading barbarians, I have my insureds. That line from the U2 song sums it up nicely, can't live.....with or without you.

Oh well, I'll grin and bear it and make some new plans to extricate myself from the cube a.s.a.p.