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Posted on 2006.04.20 at 09:00


danzigfried at 2006-04-21 03:03 (UTC) (Link)
I find it strange how people in general, especially those in the IT field have totally dismissed the importance of a solid and firm 'Good Morning'...
My absolute favorite example of this is from my experience of working with Mr. Howton at HAirbrush...let me impart the tale to you...

An ordinary man of engineering education walks in and quickly pads over to Guantanamo-the-Great's (GtG) desk and says..."My such-and-such is not working, can you fix it?" To which GtG responds politely, with a whimsical tone: "Good Morning". Unfazed, the book-smart man continues on with his ramblings..."I tried extracting the tarball, I even tried to re-enter the such-and-such on my U60"....patiently GTG looks the unsavory character of 'educated prowess' directly in the eyes and responds with a firm, yet loving: "Good Morning". Still, the dim-witted plebe is undaunted in his pursuit of resolution to his problem and continues with his plea: "I don't understand what the problem is, are we having a licensing issue, did the power go out, did the Brits do this to us? My God, man, help me!"....to which GTG again says: "Good Morning".
At this point the hapless fool of unqualified earnings stops, freezes for a split-second, and experiencing an ephiphany, looks down at GtG and says: "Good Morning".
Instantly GtG springs into action, his fingers a blur of motion and poetry, extracting this, piping that, moving files amongst the system with such precision as to make lesser men weep uncontrollably in unworthiness, all the while humming a light-hearted tune from 'Miss Saigon'. At last, his fingers come to a rest, nary a micron of sweat upon his salty brow, cup of steaming Lapsung Suchang still firmly seated in his right hand, he looks up with a Cheshire grin and exclaims: "Your caps-lock key was on. You may now return to your desk and work in peace."

Poetry in motion.....poetry in motion...
ehowton at 2006-04-21 14:04 (UTC) (Link)

That was undeserved. But truly sir, you are an artist of the highest caliber.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-23 07:32 (UTC) (Link)
wow Dan! that was an amazing read. Thanx for sharing.
ehowton at 2006-04-23 15:27 (UTC) (Link)
He's got the gift, man. He should blog more.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-23 18:13 (UTC) (Link)
no shit. I told him as much in one of my recent posts if you remember.
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