I don't want to hear the backbiting, gossip, or other negativity which seems to creep up on me with every work day.
It is something of an unspoken job duty at my workplace; show up on time, do your job, and let people abuse your ears.
So I am using an Archos to block out my world. For some reason music doesn't really help me relax or unwind, it never has. It amps me like too much coffee. So I load stories on it, and I don't have to be part of the social mire. And I should say, I am almost 41 years old, and I have worked many jobs. Social issues are a part of any work place, but my current workplace is as bad a high school.
I think today is a good day for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and if anyone knows the recipe for Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, I would be much obliged.