The lunch room in my station is the place where pecking order usually takes a back seat to comraderie. The idle chit chat is a lifeline that keeps us afloat, especially given the stresses that exist on the other side of the doorway. I often listen (and sometimes suffer) the opinions of my co-workers on a variety of topics: politics, food, kids’ sports, romance and movies.
And, best of all, I make a point of listening with my elbow on an actual water cooler.
Which leads me to my first installment of choir practice, a series devoted to matters far …