Monday, November 16, 2015

Watercooler Chatter

"There was this science fiction book I read," I say, continuing my thought. "The author describes the conflicts in in the northern hemisphere as basically being a single conflict, with more or less intense phases, starting around 1066 and lasting hundreds of years, with a culmination of violence and ideology around 1945."

"So basically, it's like we're just at the start of this next phase of ideological conflicts that are gonna last awhile," I say, "and these are sort of the opening salvos."

My boss, now visibly uncomfortable, says, "Okay, let's look at the calendar for this week."

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