It's Time Again

It’s the return of Memeday with this Friday Five.

1. What would you do right now, if money were not an issue?
The same as all the other abused IT workers ready to quit. Quit! Get up from my desk, walk out the door, and not stop, and not look back. Maybe I’d also play a harmonica and some tumbleweeds would roll past. Or, even better, maybe I’d hire some actors to come in wearing dark suits and earpieces to escort me out. Then one of them would make an ominous sounding statement like, "He never was here and neither were we."
2. What would you do for the next three years, if money were not an issue?
You haven’t read My Evil Plan, have you?
3. What is bringing you the most joy right now that requires little or no money?
Imagining building a black hole and holding the solar system for ransom. That, or unleashing a horrible horde of robot monsters, or bionic zombie ninjas, or ill-tempered mutant sea bass. That, or just alarming passersby and frightening small children by speaking in a horrifyingly loud digitally altered voice.
4. What types of things do you find enjoyable that require no money?
Ahem. You’ll have to at least buy me a few drinks before asking that sort of thing. This is Friday Five, not TMI Tuesday.
5. Is there anything you’ve been meaning to do for a long time, but put off because of money?
Sure. Lots of things. Lots of mundane and annoying things that really ought to get done now because putting them off will only create worse problems later. Whee!
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3 thoughts on “It's Time Again”

  1. So I gather that it’s not the geeky part of your job that you hate, but the daily 9-to-5 part? With customers who think they know all the answers then why are they bothering to ask you, then interrupt to say they know all that?
    Or bosses who micromanage? Or impossible deadlines and unclear guidelines?
    Or just generally hate to get up in the morning?

  2. I don’t mind know-it-all customers so much as the needy, high-maintenance types. And I don’t mind micromanagers so much as those who don’t offer any leadership or guidance. That having been said, the answer is yes to all of the above, especially to the getting out of bed.

  3. Erik, Healthy Choice has a new commercial out for their little entrees where you steam the pasta and then mix it with sauce or whatever… there’s one where a man is standing holding one of the little entrees near a microwave and another man comes rushing in, takes one look at him and says something along the lines of, “That’s not an IT problem.”
    Apparently this VP is helpless to a ridiculous degree and has summoned IT to help him fix his lunch. The ensuing conversation cracks me up EVERY time and ALWAYS makes me think of you. I laugh, but then I always think maybe I should get you a cookie. Because surely you deserve one.

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