I knew that I missed working from home as soon as I got to the office and found the guys from the shop standing around in the parking lot. They were trying to figure out what to do about the fact that the place had been flooded, apparently from a burst pipe. Most of all they were drinking coffee and eating doughnuts that they had gotten from the Dunkin Doughnuts down the street. I started trying to find an emergency plumber in Essex county NJ and then I asked them if they had turned the water off. They had not, which explained the water cascading over the edge of the loading dock and into the parking lot. Pretty soon a bunch of the office guys started to yell about nothing getting done and how they had promised clients that the work was going to be out the door by some point in time, but you can not really do much standing in water. That is not safe.
I ended up getting some swim trunks and flip flops from a place nearby and I went to help the guys get the water out of the place. They all took the opportunity to make fun of me, but some of them went and did the same after figuring out that their uniforms would get soaked from all of the splashing. A bunch of the secretaries started taking pictures of me, but the big boss soon showed up. It was the first time in quite awhile, but he showed up looking much like the janitor. He was pretty happy, whistling and spreading kitty litter upon the floor where we had gotten up most of the standing water. All the other office guys were pretty much hating me for having gotten wet in the shop.