Ruth: mike D, do you have a clean desk or messy desk
i guess clean
Mike D.: you guessed… poorly.
Ruth: haha! guess me!
You’re desk is small. It’s metal… with worn corners from frequent impacts with book carts.
there’s a pencil holder and a place for paperclips
sometimes, when it’s too warm you take your shoes off under the desk
the front is solid… so the desk keeps your secret well
there are papers strewn about, but not haphazardly.
someone placed them there with intent.
the items though, those are a bit more random
the ruler always seems to be in a different spot
there’s a small circular stain on the left from where a cup was placed
but it’s been there since you arrived and is more part of the desk than anything else
thin strips of white out splatter are on the right side
the computer monitor is not at all a flat screen
it’s that computer tan color. there’s dust on top, but you don’t notice it really.
there are three piles of books
you tried to stack them according to size.. with the largest at the bottom.
but recently you had an extra book that needed to be put down and didn’t feel like putting it in the middle
so the pile on the right looks off balance
you have a rolodex but you have no idea who all the people are inside it
there’s no desk lamp. you rely more on the overhead lights from the library
it’s quiet here….
too quiet. sometimes you tap your foot against he metal frame of the desk.
you’re doing that right now.
how’d I do?
Ruth: it’s not very accurate, but amusing
me: ha ha ha
did I get anything right?
Ruth: I do have three stacks of books
Leave your name and your job title in the comments. I will make a prediction as to what your desk looks like.