November 29th, 2006
|03:23 pm - 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.
|Date:||November 30th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)|| |
It's The Story About Ping, and I had it as a kid. And it was awesome.
That's how we all refer to contacting each other at work as well.
And that definitely sounds like something my boss would say! :D