January 20th, 2005
One short bit: We had game night last night.
At one point, elgato cracks open a container of cream and drinks it. He makes a face of disgust and says "bleah."
relsqui: That reminds me of that chez geek card. "Dude, you drank my hot sauce? Are you high?"
elgato: Dude! To drink my hot sauce you'd have to be high.
elgato begins to sip his coffee
Me: Dude! To drink my cream, we'd both have to be high.
[insert half second of delay before elgato does a full on spit take as the meaning dawns on him].
hehehehe. It's STILL funny!
Tuesday is becoming an uber useful machine again. I plan to use it to help me keep my LJ and comic load evenly distributed. All the same, I will probably drop communities. I like being in all the geek communities I'm in, but I haven't actually commented in a while. I used to answer every question, but now I am teh slack.
Work continues to be good. I spoke with a woman in India the other day who so pleased with being helped after 2 days of waiting that she gave me a star emote over IM 8)
I spoke with another woman in Florida who was on the phone with me for 2 hours while I helped her with a ton of problems. We spent much of it talking about Zork.
I love some of the customers. I really like talking to them. I really hate that they go away when I solve their problems =(
One bit of surreality: On my support IMs, I got this:
BIG ASS CLAW: I'd like to ask a few questions about your log analyzer product.
When I got this IM, I started cracking up and called one of the sales guys over to have a good laugh about it. We started laughing at the guy when someone called "grammerdork" IM'd.
I think there's three kinds of customers:
1) The ones who get angry and pissed off and feel really stupid when I tell them what the problem is.
2) The ones who think I'm working miracles and thank me profusely for the work I do (psst! I LOVE these guys!)
3) The ones who are totally clueless, don't get what they're doing, get annoyed at me, then realize that I'm doing nice things for them, and leave satisfied with the product.
I still like the people. I still like the work I'm doing. The only thing not to like about the job is the early morning start (7:30am).
My life follows a similar theme, either with tours or testing. Making the client happy.
I don't think I've ever had the chance to ask what you do and/or whether you like it.
I wonder occasionally if I'm just a sucker for Kurosawa films
|Date:||January 21st, 2005 08:38 am (UTC)|| |
There's a short story in Dream's library about a tech support guy who never actually helps anyone because he's lonely and wants to keep talking.
It's a longer story than that.
|Date:||January 21st, 2005 09:56 am (UTC)|| |
Mine's short. *g*
You know, that was a consequence I hadn't considered.
I decided to try a theory which was that if I unfriended about ~10 people or so, I'd have a smaller number of posts in the skip back view of my friends page. In doing so, I'd tend to check LJ more because the skip number would be in the 10's rather than the 100's. After checking on those friends, I'd go to the journal of those people and read through.
It never once occurred to me that I would leave those people out of a post because I almost never friend posts. 8)
Ok! Experiment over. Conclusion: Lame brain idea. Sorry about that. 8)
you don't have to have me on your friends list if you don't want to, i was just wondering.
and that's what friend filters are for ;)