The day will begin like any other day.

The day will begin like any other day. You won’t check the news, because you haven’t done that in years. Someone may text you, but probably not. You don’t have any friends who would do that. People will be talking about it when you show up to work, and the building will have the atmosphere it does when they announce a bunch of layoffs or a death of someone in the company that the management cares about.

Some people will be wanting to go home, others will be wanting to work as if nothing has happened, and many more will be unable to stop themselves from talking about it in hushed voices when they gather in the break areas or at their desks.

Where will you go to be safe? Is there anywhere to run when this all starts to fall into place? Would your wife even understand the magnitude of what is happening?

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