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Laundry, Cooking, and Running Errands

There are two things you can be guaranteed to hear when someone learns you work from home: First they’ll say something like, “It must be so nice to not have to worry about showering or having to dress normal,” which is always odd to hear. Sure, you might wear pajama bottoms more often than not, but it’s not like you avoid the shower for days on end, relishing in not having to stay clean.

The second thing you’ll hear usually sounds something like, “Oh, how great is it to do a load of laundry while taking a meeting, or being able to just run out to pick up a prescription and no one’s the wiser?” It’s always asked like a question, but it’s meant as a statement. And as such, you’ll usually respond with a ...

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