The sound of summer interns cracking their knuckles

The common sounds of an office include shuffling paper, the whirring of a printer, your colleague’s pesky cough he can’t seem to shake, and (often) the unmistakable sound of someone cracking knuckles. 

That someone might very well be me.

The increasing pressure on my knuckles throughout the day melts away after a sudden “pop.”

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