Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fiction (testing4l) wrote,
Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fiction

Signs that your boss is a manager, Part 1

In an email thread, we'd been mentioning that someone wasn't responsive to emails and said that we'd been "pinging" him.

I was reminded of An Amazon review of The Story of Ping -- a story about a duck which the reviewer claims in jest is actually a reference for the ping utility -- used to test connectivity and response time in networks.

I emailed to the thread with suggested alternate past tenses for "ping" (pung, pought, pinged) and, on a side note, gave a link.

The response back from my boss:

I couldn't make sense of the lines below and don't have time to read what's at the link.

Can you summarize?

And so, the first sign that your boss is a manager: He asks you to summarize a joke.
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