As I type, I sit alone in an empty, rather clinical room located in the bowels of human resources at USF. I am here for new faculty orientation with the payroll department. I am eight minutes early... and again... the only person in the room. There are nice... um, hefty... packets arranged on tables. There are cups with different colored markers in them. There are seven white boards. I have an urge to run.
I hope this is like a surgical strike- quick and painless, but I don't think I shall be so lucky... [gasp] someone approaches!