Open Door Policy – Advice #749HW

Posted on January 26, 2011


Returning to my office I discover another one on the carpet, burnt and hollow.   Part of the blame is this open door policy, and how once someone sees it — the most attractive electrical outlet ever installed — they become obsessed.  Upon prodding the outlet the victim feels a bite that holds them like a snapping turtle’s mouth.

Now I find this delivery boy, who has stained my wall, smoky but with a smile on his face.  There is something to be said about self control. About the things we desire. Things we want to touch. Things we should not.

As a child we learn safety rules — do not touch the attractive people, do not touch the strange dogs, do not touch the breakables.