You thought the seldom seen presence by the office window was a Temp or an IT Consultant. Your Teammates weren’t sure if what they’d seen teleporting around the floor space was man or ghost.
Your Line Manager resigned to thinking it was the lunch delivery guy taking a seat while his payment was collected. One colleague interviewed thinks it's just a glitch in the Matrix.
These are all way off the mark. Truth is, the desk in question is occupied. By a human being who’s been working with you for years.
His name is Matthew, and by using a combination of CCTV, motion detectors and a cheque-repas tied to a piece of string, the Splice has observed this mystical figure and his movements.*
He comes in early, and each day wanders between coffee machines, meeting rooms, other Teams, windows, toilets and the Lunch guy in varying patterns. Some days it’s a pentagram, others a figure of eight. On one New Years Eve, he perfectly mapped out all known constellations, all before logging out and boarding his train home by 16:30!
*The cheque-repas yielded the best results.