Did you have a weird feeling when boarding the elevator this morning? Did you know, somehow, what was about to happen? You can’t remember. Who could have known, really?
When the elevator comes to a screeching halt somewhere between the 27th and 26th floor, you’re frightened, of course. You’re annoyed. This wasn’t part of the plan! You were going to go to xy, do yz, not be stuck here with random people you haven’t ever seen before.
Damn, it’s going to be a long day…
Then there’s this one person who stands out. Well, pretty soon… sits out. She’s in HR or something and she organises these, these teambuilding things and she’s going to build a team out of you if it’s the last thing she does. Which, remembering the mortal peril you’re all in (not), might well be the case actually.
Her first idea is to get to know one another. Who’s got a phone? Great. Let’s make a playlist. Each person must contribute one song that describes them, that tugs at their heart and sets them on fire each and every time they listen to it. And if they can, we’d appreciate if they could tell us why.
Then, everyone empty their pockets. See what we have between us to keep us fed, entertained, and morale high.
As the hours progress, by and by you do become a team. Team Fight Boredom. Team Fuck Claustrophobia. Team Battle Your Demons. Team Life, Interrupted.
You share your back stories, your current struggles, the things you are hoping to achieve once (if!) you get out of here. Those dreams you put on the back burner. Those words that, with each opportunity slipped away, went unsaid.
When you finally blink into the sunlight, you leave a different person. A better person.
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