Friday, May 6, 2011

Cubicle Lapse: Spacing Out

What is longest you have ever "zoned out" while in your cubicle?


human said...

It depends on the definition of "zoning out". Does purposely going onto facebook and minimizing email and work space windows count?

James F. Thompson said...

Let's define "zoning out" as an involuntary lapse into semi-consciousness as the result of spending prolonged periods of time in a mind-numbing environment.

In your case going onto facebook would be too "active" of an endeavor to qualify as "zoning out."

James F. Thompson said...

There should also be a term to define the "facebook zone out" where people get on facebook and simply succumb to a time vortex that can last for hours. Maybe "face spaced" as in "I checked out facebook during my lunch hour and the next thing I knew it was 2:30. I totally 'face spaced' for two hours."