the inquisitive one

The boss called the inquisitive one.

“Good morning,” said the boss. “I have important news to share with you. Starting in August, you will be required to come to the company office two days a week. One of those days must be Tuesday. You can choose the other day. You can also choose to come in more than two days a week. During the Covid pandemic, we all started working remotely 100 percent of the time. But now that the pandemic emergency has been declared officially over, the company feels that it is important for workers to be present in the same space for at least some of the workweek. On Tuesdays, we will have an all-company meeting where we will all be present. Do you have any questions?”

“Yes,” said the i.o., “I do have a question. . . . What’s a ‘company office’?”