World of Entopia
Stories Prelude 2.
So, let me catch you up on what’s been going on at the WOE. First off, Jennifer, Sally and I are living on the property in our own apartment. A beautiful three bedroom, two baths (about 1,400 sq. ft.), porch and a carport in the parking lot covering our golf carts.
We’re on the second floor of the Juniper Complex, which has about two hundred family style apartments with porches all facing the woods. The view is very similar to when we stayed at the Hotel Family. They have staff that takes care of the many birdbaths and feeders around the back of the apartments. We enjoy sitting on our porch and watch the birds, squirrels, and rabbits frolic and play.
Our golf carts are stored in our covered space and are always charging when not in use. We use them to go to the Village market, mall, pool, or Employee Parking Garage, Both Jennifer and I have one and Sally can borrow one if needed.
The Village has over two-thousand apartments and six hundred homes and duplexes. We have our own shopping and entertainment mall, complete with grocery store, boutique stores, movie theater, twelve restaurants, and many grab-and-go food and coffee/tea lounges too.
All the lounges are open 6 am – 12 am and offer free coffee, tea, and specialty drinks, made to your liking. They offer fresh fruits, baked goods, cereals, and snacks. The whole Village has excellent wi-fi, and there are numerous shady spots all over with benches, picnic tables, and lounge chairs.
The Village has a comfortable, and laid-back vibe and all the employees greet each other as they pass on the walkways, in the parks, or talk while waiting in line. The walkways and golf cart paths are covered to protect you from the heat, cold, and rain. They have heaters mounted in the ceiling to help keep you warm on those frigid days.
The entire Village has an extensive people mover transportation system, called the Village Shuttle. The Village Shuttle is completely enclosed and connects to the WOE Complex, mall, Employee Parking Garage, WOE Academy (school), and a few other places. They’re 16 neighborhood stations that you can board and get dropped off from. The Village Shuttle is similar to the Circle Shuttle and has connecting tubes and tracks like the Zipvators use at the WOE hotels that connect to the Complex.
Ours station is only 30 feet from our building and has an enclosed pathway to get there. So, when the weather is nasty, you can go to the Complex or mall without being exposed to the outside elements. However, they prefer that you use your golf cart or better yet, your feet, to get you around when possible. They wish to promote more time to experience outside instead of being in air conditioning and indoors all year long.
The Village Center has a massive three-acre lagoon pool. Complete with slides, diving boards, zero entry points and areas where the depth reaches twelve feet. There are lap sections, yoga, sunbathing areas and tons of lounge chairs. In the evenings, they have a DJ or band playing music, and you can grab your breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of three grab-and-go eateries around the pool.
The employee meal plans work much like the meal plans at WOE Hotels. You can get three main meals a day at any of the Village eateries and Restaurants (including the mall). Snacks are also included. You also get an allowance to spend at the grocery store to make meals yourself. This is necessary because although eating out is easy and convenient, you find yourself wanting to eat by yourself (or with your family) for privacy or for a change in selection.
Jennifer, Sally and I have a food allowance of $500.00 a month. So, we buy our fruits, vegetables, cereals, and meats, at the store. We sometimes pack a lunch for work and sometimes we eat at the WOE in one of the many employee lounges or one of the six cafeterias. The cafeterias make unbelievably tasty foods and change up their menu regularly.
OK. Here is a nice perk when working at the WOE. On your days off, you can visit the Complex and enjoy the State Fair and Fun Town USA. Also, on certain days of the month, the shows and attractions have an employee party before or after regular operating hours, where they can enjoy the attractions and shows. They make sure to swap the employees who worked for one party, so they don’t have to work the next few (rotate).
Thanks for reading! Talk later.