The 10 Desks You See in an Office
...and what each one reveals about the owner
(SPOT.ph) You don’t just meet people, you meet extensions of the person. In the office, the obvious things would be someone’s clothes-the girl who dresses sharply, the guy who can’t get enough of camo. And then there’s the desk. This is what people curated before the Social Media Age.
We all have the basics: Computer (swapped with a laptop in our visual aid for this article), some pens, a notebook, and a bit of accumulated clutter. The devil is in the clutter. Not that the lack of clutter indicates holiness...although cleanliness is next to holiness. Do you have that clean, bare desk? Are you by any chance a new hire?
Check out these 10 desks you see in the heaven that is your office!
1. The Night of the Living Desk
...or the desk that time left. Owners of this desk are either really busy, geniuses (or "aspiring" geniuses), or just plain old lazy.
Signs that this is your desk: Can you still see the surface of the actual table...without having to move some stuff?
2. The Photo Album
...or the desk that is pretty much their offline Instagram account. Owners of this desk are having a lot of fun with Instax. They’re also probably in a relationship. And they go on vacations with their significant others. Whom you know so much about despite the fact that you’ve never met in real life.
Signs that this is your desk: Probably all the photos.
...or the desk where the smell of tapa is originating. Owners of this desk suffer from chronic hunger. Bless their poor souls.
Signs that this is your desk: You have a pet name for the occasional roach. (Congratulations on overcoming the fear, by the way.)
4. The AHRT
...or the desk with all the sketches and stuff. The desk of the art director, obviously.
Signs that this is your desk: You’re an art director or a similar profession. Like an artist.
5. Jess’ Desk
...or the desk of the new employee. Get it? Jess? New Girl? No? Owners of this desk started yesterday.
Signs that this is your desk: You just got regularized. Congrats!
6. The Stepford Desk
...or the desk that’s begging for a prank. Everything is organized and in place. Owners of this desk smile when other people say they’re OC. Those people don’t know squat.
Signs that this is your desk: You’re obsessing over the fact that some of the items in the photo aren’t symmetrical.
...or the showcase desk. Owners of this desk have a lot of faith in humanity.
Signs that this is your desk: Is your wallet on the desk? And your phone? Both of them?
8. The Gar-desk
...or the Salad Desk...because of all the greens. Owners of this desk dream of meadows. Or the desert. Where all the cacti roam free.
Signs that this is your desk: For starters, those potted things.
9. The Fan Desk
...or the mini museum to [fandom/obsession]. Owners of this desk are just really, really passionate. Love is an acceptable form of insanity. Hello, science fiction geeks, Directioners, and cat ladies!
Signs that this is your desk: How many pairs of inanimate eyes are looking at you right now? Sounds a bit creepy when put that way. But so are you.
10. Desk Sweet Desk
...or the home away from home. Owners of this desk have a lot of love to give, so they sometimes shove it in your face-personal boundaries be damned.
Signs that this is your desk: If you slept in the office tonight, you have everything you need to look presentable tomorrow.
Photos by Warren Espejo, assisted by Aya Tantiangco