Just Sitting Around

“Hey Randy, how was your vacation? What did you do?”

 

“Just sat around.”

 

“Sat around? Why did you take two weeks then?”

 

“I had a lot of sitting around to do.”

 

I think I was back in the office for less than 15 minutes before I had that conversation. Fortunately, I was able to dispense with that dialogue swiftly so as to move on to saving the world’s problems as they apply to a specific sector of the financial services industry.

 

How, you may ask, did I solve said problems?

 

Generally, I made some calls, fired off an email and instant message or two, made some sarcastic remarks how it was great to be back in Cubeville, and diplomatically convinced someone the source of their problem was akin to the symbolism behind the pig’s head on a stick in Golding’s Lord Of The Flies.

 

That’s right. I just compared life in Cubeville to a story about a bunch of naked choir boys stranded on an island after an atomic attack.

 

How sick is that?

 

In other news, Juniorette provided a pretty good example of why commas are so important. Did you know that a simple comma will save you from presenting the impression to others that you may be a cannibal?

 

Consider “Let’s eat Grandma!” to “Let’s eat, Grandma!”

 

Use one of those little bad boys and let me know how it turns out.

Randy Tharp

TharpSter is a husband to one woman, a father to two kids, a master to two dogs, an occasional cubical occupant, and unable to make up his mind on an adequate theme for this website.

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