Whilst enjoying the calmness of my ‘Exhaustion David Blaine Glass Safe Box’ (EDBGSB) in the last 24 hours, I was startled today, by a knock on the glass. To my surprise. it was the local council officer from the Department of Life (DoL). Turns out my David Blaine glass box comfort zone didn’t have the required permit. The law states that if you are under mental stress and in need of a safe space, you must have one of two things;
- More Money.
And I don’t have either of those. So after thinking I had the whole weekend off, it turns out I didn’t. I can’t afford to turn down work, so out of the box I came and off to work I went. With all the enthusiasm of a small boy going to a 4 day International Symposium on Fungal Stress* with his dad.
I carried out my work with similar enthusiasm. The bare minimum of everything has been covered today, not one text message too many, not one email too far and the absolute minimum of conversations undertaken.
I’ve thankfully made it back now, climbed into the box and have submitted planning permission for; sound proof glass, a heater, a kitchen, some black out blinds and a toilet. You probably guessed I am aiming for the long haul. David Blaine managed 44 days in that box; I almost made it to 1. Attempted number 2 is currently underway…
*That actually exists.