I just spent the last three hours filing–one of my least favourite jobs. Because it bores me, I put it off until things start to topple over. I’ve noticed that in books, characters seem to rarely have to do a task they don’t enjoy (especially menial tasks). Now I understand that we have to watch how much we put in. We don’t need to read about a character getting up, putting on their clothes, etc.
But is it possible for one of those boring tasks to be a place of conflict? So for today’s prompt, write a scene with a menial task that becomes a source of conflict.