When experiencing technical difficulties one must enter the server room quietly….
…for a server always works while being observed!
Location: Genius-Developer-Guys Office
Participants: GDG, Project Manager Extraordinaire, Queen-of-the-CallCenter, Random Person, and Me
Random person leans in office door:
“Have you seen the Queen-of-the-CallCenter?”
“Nope, nope we haven’t…”
The QotCC can hide in plain site when you have a bit of an evil streak. The evil streak quickly softens when you wonder if Random Persons issue was critical?
We might have a slight evil streak, but hey, we prove scientific theory’s when our evil sides kick in. 🙂
“Imagine the following situation. Someone says to you, ‘Please get the the salt,’ and as you walk into the next room, you say, ‘But I don’t know where it is.’ After looking for a few minutes, you call out, ‘I can’t find the salt.’ Then that someone walks up, takes the salt right off the shelf in front of you, and says, ‘Look, dummy, it’s right her in front of you. If it was a snake, it would have bitten you.’ When you said, ‘I can’t,’ you gave your brain a command not to see the salt. In psychology, we call it schotoma.”
The great thing about work? People
The not-so-great thing about work? People
Thankfully, they provide endless entertainment which compensates for the rest. Case in point….hair cuts.
Ventured in to Cost Cutters last week. Decided my hair was annoying the crap out of me, and it needed to go.
Monday, at work, the common question was, “Did you get your hair cut?” My unspoken responses went something like this:
“No, I went in to get this one unruly hair cut, and the rest became insanely jealous. They threatened bodily harm if not allowed to join in the fun. So, we had to cut them all. Have you ever seen hair wielding a knife? It’s scary!”
“No, I went to dry my hair this morning and the ends jumped off. They’re now on strike for better treatment. I’ll miss them but, I don’t negotiate with hair-rorists!”
“No, I participated in a horror movie marathon and my hair just couldn’t take it.”
“No, I didn’t get a hair cut. Why? What are you saying? Oh My God! Where’s my hair?!?!?!”
“Why yes, yes I did. I figured while I was at it, I’d get them all cut though.”
“No, I went wig shopping and this one just wouldn’t come off.”
“Wait! Who told you? Are they still watching me?”
“Wait…..you can see me?!?!”
I may, or may not, have watched Bill Engvall and Jeff Foxworthy a few too many times. Also, I may, or may not, find questions suspect unless you are a teacher, or parent. Just saying…
I received an email today, 10/11/2018, from Schwan’s Home Service.
Apparently, they’re not going to make it to my house on their regularly scheduled appointment day of 10/05/2018.
I am so thankful they notified me! I would have been truly worried…..
When one wishes to have a conversation about Moral’s. One must not attempt to have it with a group whose focus is local Cities. A Moral question quickly becomes a question of Morrill’s.
Boss: “IRM is affecting a users email and…”
Genius: “Italy’s most famous lover died while having sex with a 23 year old.”
Me…cause Analyst: “How does one quantify who the most famous lover is in a country? Is there a measure?”
Corvette-Crazy: “I’m sure there’s a measure…”
Boss: “A measure of a man…wait, let’s not go that direction…”
Genius: “He was 63 and had 6000 lovers; starting when he was 17.”
Me: “That’s how many lovers a year?”
Corvette-Crazy: “He would have had to sex every three days….”
Me: “I don’t like enough people for that kind of interaction…”
Boss: “You know we really need to fix the IRM issue and look at Active Directory. Do we have that slated for tonight?”
And that, my friends, is why people never understand what IT people are talking about.