Speaking of the evolved company ... eventually I'll relocate to a new office location. Went to the new office Monday and Tuesday. My commute is 5.2 miles. That's sweet! The last three years it has been 26 miles each way. I can even ride the bus, which I did Friday morning. The stop is about five blocks from the office.
Now the pill ... Monday I left the place certain the majority of the folks were evil, not accepting of new ideas, and that there was no way I would ever assimilate. Tuesday I received an unsolicited apology. That made things a bit better.
A little more pink stuff ... or sugar for those who prefer it ... but I am still believing a corner will turn. My gut feeling is that all will be fine in the long run. Until then, it's the typical battle of who has a better parking spot or the larger office. Corporate life! I remember nonprofit days when we were thrilled to have a stapler.