My best friend just sent me this. -=<*>=-=<*>=-=<*>=-=<*>=-=<*>=-=<*>=-=<*>=-=<*>=-=<*>=-=<*>=-=<*>=-=<*>=- This sure isn't the private sector. I need to start collecting these little humorous incidents and maybe issue a book someday. Thursday I got a call from the girl over at our main office who handles the technical memoranda. She is in charge of preparing, numbering, filing, and archiving these important documents which eventually are compiled into the reports we issue, our principal product. Actually, she has little to do with preparing them. With Macs so popular around here, most of the engineers and graduate students type their own and "paste" in the various figures and tables that are needed. Mostly she just adds our godawful longhorn logo to the top and assigns them a number to avoid confusion. Anyway, she wanted to know if I could send her a copy of a couple of specific memos. I was a little amused (and horrified) since she is supposed to be our source for these things. So I teased her a little, and then pretended to accept her explanation that she actually had the memos, but was just afraid some of the inserts might be missing from her copies. I thought about sending her xeroxes of just the inserts to mess with her a little more, but decided I might need her help someday and let it go. Now here's the funny part: Today I get a memo from one of the project engineers with the same two memos I sent attached. Apparently he wanted me to review them, and asked Estella to make him copies so he could send them to me. But she had to ask me for the copies she sent to me. Are you getting all this? And who was the author of the material I'm supposed to review? Me. Sometimes I think the whole state worker deal is just an experimental alternative to welfare; or maybe to mental institutions.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)