could possibly be as uninteresting as the first day back at work after a week on the road. Or almost a week if you want to be completely accurate.
Thrilling adventures with overflowing email boxes resulting in messages bouncing, a staff meeting that turned into total insanity (just move 1300 to 1100 and turn the head of admin services lose to explain why nothing in one of his sections after another has done anything promised), and a golden retriever who howls at being left alone in my office for the duration of said meeting.
How do I know about the unhappy pup? I am leaving out completely the staff member who rang me on my Handi partway through the meeting. Pulling it out of my pocket, I pressed what I thought was the off button. Issuing immediately from the phone speaker is the whining and barking of the lonely dog. Saving myself from dying of complete embarrassment only by finding the off switch, the rest of the crew found the whole thing pretty funny.
By the time the end of the day had come and the two of us had navigated the construction zones and arrived back home in Heidelberg it was too late to do anything useful other than read and crash.
May I recommend Many Bloody Returns edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni Kelner?