the other day

two workmen appeared
schlepping a long rectangular box
in it was 
 tack board 
(i asked for cork board)

 they are installing
it
between the top of my desk
(really a long wood shelf)

 first 
they must move the shelves up
 4 inches

 because
 'they are too low'

 the tack board
 is
 a
 'standard'
 24 includes tall/high

the space
 between 
counter top and shelves
 is 
20 inches

i know this because
it was measured
not 
once
not
twice
but
three times

well
they said
the shelves were installed at the wrong height

well
i said
 the shelves were up 
when the space below them was measured

here's what we can do
they said
we can take the tack board to the shop and cut it to fit
or
we can raise the shelves up 4 inches now

 I opted
 for
 raising the shelves

it seemed
 to be 
the easiest way to go

its another of the stupid interior architectural designs of this office 

thank goodness
 the interior architects
 weren't 
involved
 in
 view!




9 comments:

  1. Lol, first world problems! At least they make for a first world view! Now the architects who designed those between window bits of that sunset building on the right to glow with that warm orange light, they got it right! :D x

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  2. I would never tire of that view...how beautiful! Does tack board work as well as cork board. I don't even know what tack board is. I guess it will serve it's purpose. Gosh, that view....drool xoxo

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  3. Still a great view, even with the inconvenience!

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  4. Oh my! The saying posted in the wood shop of the high school where I taught: "Measure twice, cut once." Even three times didn't do it for your workmen. ;-)

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  5. Indeed!!! :-)
    You really do have an amazing view there, Daryl. xo.

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  6. You have an incredible view. I love the colours you drew out here.

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