My back has been acting up since last week. It seems to come and go depending on what I am doing, which is really frustrating. I tried running again today, and my lower back is tight now. So throughout the work day, I laid out a mat on the floor near my desk, laid down, and stretched.
What this led to was others in my office getting on the floor and stretching, too. Then, one of my colleagues said he was in desperate need of a back massage, so he asked if I’d be willing to take off my flats and walk on his back.
This was, by far, the strangest thing any colleague has ever asked me to do. I wasn’t sure how to respond to this, so I immediately said no.
He kept insisting. I told him that it seemed like an awkward request, and it would look really weird. But then again, as if it really mattered given our office was mostly empty anyway, and only a handful of people were around to witness this potential event. So I finally gave in and walked on his back… literally all over his back. I guess the pressure seemed to help relieve some of his tension.
I actually walked on my colleague’s back today. Never thought I’d ever do that, but I guess you never know what you are capable of in an office setting.