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Nothing for the Group

Posted on 2009.10.22 at 07:10
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Badalementi - Twin Peaks
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The entire group was gathered around the conference room table as we are every morning at our daily meeting. Another group nearly equal in size was on the Polycom telecon system when it was my turn to speak. "Nothing for the group," I said.

Everywhere I've worked, each group of people has had their own canned statements prepared given the direction of their day. (How could we ever forget Zero-Green for example?) As I had nothing of note upcoming to share with not only those in the unix group, but also the basis admins and DBA's, my reply was "Nothing for the group."

Perhaps it was because I'd taken a 5-day weekend that my boss turned to me and said, "Why?" So I told him:

I dreamed I was back in Korea, this time to photograph [coworker] "Steve" and his wife with the Korean version of Mt. Fuji as a backdrop, but when I finally caught up with him, I realized that I'd not only gone back to Korea, but I'd also gone back in time! It was 2002, but I'd only gone back in time 2-years which meant that in real-life it was only 2004. I realized this because Steve was married to his ex-wife, which was *actually* his present wife, but in my dream he later married a woman of Asian descent.

I always feel sorry for the people who's turn it is to speak after me.


(Anonymous) at 2009-10-22 12:14 (UTC) (Link)
hahahahahaha I want to write an analysis on this because it's so funny but it'd rather just enjoy. love the weirdos in the world!
ehowton at 2009-10-22 12:41 (UTC) (Link)
I believe I've earned "eccentric" thank you very much!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-10-22 14:52 (UTC) (Link)
Shit d00d, I BUSTED A GUT at work reading this. You really know how to tell a story. Thanks for the laughs!
ehowton at 2009-10-22 15:24 (UTC) (Link)
True story, dude. You'd think my boss would've learned not to ask by now.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-10-22 15:25 (UTC) (Link)
Hell, even I know better.
thesweetestnote at 2009-10-23 13:43 (UTC) (Link)
At first I swear I read "BUSTED A NUT" LOL oh my...
wardlejew at 2009-10-22 17:43 (UTC) (Link)
Awesome! Just too funny!
ehowton at 2009-10-22 21:39 (UTC) (Link)
Now if I just knew what it meant.
thesweetestnote at 2009-10-23 01:10 (UTC) (Link)
you could have been dramatic about it...

ehowton at 2009-10-23 01:54 (UTC) (Link)
thesweetestnote at 2009-10-23 13:42 (UTC) (Link)
Ann Margaret is all kinds of alright!
nicetwins at 2009-10-23 19:48 (UTC) (Link)
Your commentary is the ONLY reason I even REMOTELY enjoy the morning meeting!
ehowton at 2009-10-23 19:58 (UTC) (Link)
Aw! My favorite was when I announced, "I feel pretty." and Doc, who was working from home that day thought, "WTF?" Until you sent him the page - then comprehension thunked him over the head like a battle mace!

texas_tangent at 2009-10-24 02:23 (UTC) (Link)
I just want to comment on the music that you were listening too. I love the Twin Peaks soundtrack.
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