I have friends who think I’m this great computer person. They also assume that great computer people do not have serious issues with computers. For those of you who think the same, I share a customer service “issue” from some time back.
Spending the Weekend in Burned-out Buildings
(Originally published in May, 2008)
What is an acrophobe doing leading a team down an almost totally black stairwell, one with walls but no railings on either side, in a burned out building? I’m glad you asked. Since I had gone up an almost totally black stairwell leading a team, we all kinda wanted to go back the other way. I had no flashlight, altho some of my team members did. I’ve never done live D&D, [Read more…]
Business BS Bingo
I received, read, laughed, and forwarded a list of “50 office-speak phrases you love to hate” from BBC News. Some of us also call them phrases for Business Bullshit Bingo. They’re both hilarious and painful. In reply, I got this from my uncle:
It is amazing the lengths people will go to in order to make everyone as confused as they are. One of the people who contributed to this noted that their unfavorite saying was “There are no problems, only opportunities” (or something to that effect). The following actually happened to me back in the mid 60’s: [Read more…]
Can I ask you a question?
A friend just sent me an email, listing nine things “I hate about everyone.” One of the items was “People who ask ‘Can I ask you a question?’…. ”
When asked that, my reply is, “You just did.”
I actually had someone, call him John, say, “Can I ask you another question?” [Read more…]
Three Laws of Thermodynamics and Those Who Think They Can Beat Them
**Three Laws of Thermodynamics:
1) You can’t win.
2) You can’t break even.
3) You can’t get out of the game.
Those who think they can beat them:
1) Capitalism says you can win.
2) Socialism says you can break even.
3) Mysticism says you can get out of the game.
**See Quote by C.P. Snow