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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Stomping into my office and making irate demands is not the best way to gain assistance. Being rude makes me want to make things even more difficult for you, which is most likely not the consequence you had in mind.

One person today was so bad that Derek said, “If she comes back again I’m going to get up and try to run through that (giant floor to ceiling second story) window to escape.”

My sentiments exactly.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Wonders of Microsoft

I believe it says something about how compatible Microsoft makes their products, that I have to convert my “What’s New in Office 2007” to an Office 97 – 2003 file, and then open the file in Word 2003 in order to convert it to a pdf to make it available to our users.

Just saying.

And I’m still not caring much for Windows Vista. I have a 9 month old laptop, and some features of Vista won’t work on that computer. I admit they’re not necessarily important features, but still.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

You Gotta Pay for That

There are some creepy unattractive guys that come in to use our computers. Since the facility is open to West Virginia residents, we can’t turn ’em away unless they do something wrong.

But since they’re creepy, (like 27-inch TV guy) we’re often looking for them to do something wrong.

Several years ago, one creepy guy came in, and after he left, we looked at the cache on his computer and discovered that he was looking at mail-order brides. About 6 months later he came in with a tiny Asian woman who was hanging all over him.

Today, he came in with someone we are assuming is his brother. They were quite openly looking at mail-order brides, this time I suppose for the brother.

There’s nothing illegal about mail-order brides. But… These are really not the kind of men that you want to propagate their genes. Or to imagine in the act of attempting to propagate their genes.

It’s just hard to imagine how desperate a woman would have to be to escape her current situation that she would be willing to marry such a man.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Raised By Wolves

I walk out of my office and sitting at one of the back computers is a guy who has the bottom of his shirt pulled up to his chin, and he’s staring at his nipples.

I never fails to amaze me what people think is acceptable to do in a public space.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

It’s the Plumber!

Finally! The Plumber skit from The Electric Company!

Happiness!
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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Mardi Gras

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we may die.

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Five Years? Really?

Shockingly enough, I’ve been writing in and around this general vicinity for five years now.

As I was writing sporadically even then, and keeping everything in a straight HTML page, here’s the page containing the first three months of posting. Don’t worry, there’s only about six or seven posts there. Not an auspicious start, but about par for the course.

February to April 2002

And I rambled on about nothing then even more than I do now.

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Happy New Year

Happy Year of the Boar!

Good luck and prosperity in the coming year!

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Time Wasting

The Alchemist’s Challenge
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy VD

Happy Hallmark-and-FTD-Are-Making-A-Killing Day.

In case you couldn’t guess, I dislike Valentine’s day. Not the idea of it–I think the idea is lovely. The execution, however, leaves a lot to be desired. I see no need to spend $5 on a stupid card and $80 on flowers and whatever else on whatever other material goods you’re being pushed to spend money on.

Bah Humbug.

If anyone wants to give me chocolate, they can do it on any day of the year. No special occasion needed.

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