Medieval Woodcuts Go Back To The Office

The COVID Delta variant might be spiking, but you know what’s worse than potentially joining the ranks of vaccinated people who have contracted this unpredictable pandemic strain? Your boss spending even one more day with his kids, apparently. If you’ve been fortunate enough to work remotely this past year and a half, you might find yourself forced back into the grind of waking up early, wearing uncomfortable pants, and crying in your car. But don’t worry, you’re not alone! We’re sending some medieval woodcuts to accompany you on this journey.

Greeting the brand-new biome thriving within an open, pre-pandemic bag of trail mix tucked away in your desk drawer:

via WikiMedia Commons

Meeting with your maskless office leadership (make an appointment in reception, COVID!!!):

via The Collector

Noticing that the after-hours workplace wellness yoga class is back on the menu:

via WikiMedia Commons

Making an appearance at the socially distanced indoor happy hour:

via The 1640s Picturebook

Feeling good about waking up early enough to take the bus right up until it arrives at your stop:

via Contagions

Scrying that the sun, the stars, the moon, the CDC, OSHA, and your local and (red) state COVID guidelines have finally aligned so you can work from home again:

via Magic Transistor (Tumblr)

Extending your mask as far as possible to minimize your societally obligated facial grooming / makeup routine:

via The British Museum

Blessedly reuniting after 8+ grueling hours of not seeing your dog at all:

via Provenance Online Project Flickr

Listening to friends gripe about their fancy bitch return-to-office problems after weathering the pandemic in a customer service job:

via The Seaport Museum

Whether you’re staying home another year or three or you’ve been working in the line of anti-mask weirdos since day one, we’re all united in one thing: laboring under capitalism during a global pandemic. So please, y’all — stay safe, mask up, and be kind to yourselves as we hang in there a little bit longer. Who knows — maybe someday soon we’ll finally get back to safely sharing enclosed space with strangers we barely tolerate.

Featured image via Glasgow University (slightly modified).

CC Calanthe

CC Calanthe

If you prick your finger and write “Cat Fancy” on your mirror during a harvest moon, CC will appear behind you and make you put human clothes on your pets. CC is Head Crone in Charge at POMEgranate Magazine, as well as the co-host of Moon Podcast Power MAKE UP!!
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