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Since it’s coming up on 9am P.S.T. and Mariah might sneeze and I might need to say Bless You!

Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 11:14 am by flerly.

Marc and I got emails late last night–thankfully that I didn’t find until this morning–from MM (Micromanager Man) in Cali, titled “Clear communication about today”

Here’s an excerpt:

I want to let you both know that at some unknown time on Friday, we will have to hold a status call with Mariah at RENC. Please do not leave your office after noon your time, 9am PST, without first calling me and letting me know that you are going. Also, if you get a call waiting, I ask that you politely switch over to check and see if it is Mariah or not all day long.

I think it would make sense for you to take an early lunch early tomorrow, say before 9am pacific time so that you will be available whenever Mariah is free to have the call. You may decide to eat at your desk, but please refrain from going out to get your brakes done or running any other errands.

Oh, including the doctor’s appointment I already told you about this afternoon or not? Oh well. Perhaps you’ll call and I won’t be here and you can cry, or perhaps raise your dainty man-hand into the sky and curse my name, before calling Mariah, of course, to politely apologize for the dissension in your ranks, heir general. I sure hope your tears don’t mess up your outfit. It would be a shame to have to take blue button down shirt #17 or black trousers #6 out of the blue-shirt/black-trouser every day rotation.

So, it would seem to me that this guy doesn’t trust us working-at-home folks as far as he can throw us. If we’re not under his nose working, we must not be working. Nevermind all the shit that is getting done.

Marc forwarded me what he wanted to reply, along with his explanation of what’s wrong with the guy: I think he is trying to earn enough experience points so he can become a 27th level micro-manager and earn the +2hr conference calling line. Any call made on that line lasts 2hrs longer than what is needed and participants cannot disconnect without taking 2d20 of damage.

We are teh geeks chained to teh desks.



  1. schlemaggle has made a Comment

    he is trying to earn enough experience points so he can become a 27th level micro-manager…

    i just snorted.

    January 23, 2004 @ 3:29 am

  2. flerly has made a Comment

    That was you? I swear.. I hit post. Then I did your survey, and then I heard this *noise* and went WTF was that? It sounded like Maggie snorting, but there’s no way.

    Guess there WAS way.

    Glad you’re a geek, too. Bet Stacy won’t laugh. (Pssst. I’m harassing her for her non-LOTR/Star Wars/Roleplaying geeklessness. Help me out). And of COURSE she wouldn’t pick Han Solo on your survey.

    Kill me. Seriously. Today already sucks. This is going to be a looooooooong Friday, which I get to finish off with a SHOT from the Doctor’s office. WHOO HOO!

    January 23, 2004 @ 3:37 am

  3. schlemaggle has made a Comment

    dude. it was THAT loud.

    stacy is the most geekless person i know. it’s endearing. it’s like…she probably thinks of us and says, “god, they’re so geeky, but it makes them so cute”. maybe not. i knew you would go for Han Solo.

    yes, it is going to be a loooooooooong friday, and even longer if i don’t do some work, and soon.

    which I get to finish off with a SHOT from the Doctor’s office. WHOO HOO!

    it could be worse…you could get shot in the parking lot. or even wore than that…pregnant. *shudder*

    January 23, 2004 @ 3:40 am

  4. flerly has made a Comment

    I read you could get shot in the parking lot and thought it said you could get a shot in the parking lot, and THEN thought, Man, does she think my ass is THAT big?

    I think I need more coffee.

    January 23, 2004 @ 3:42 am

  5. tiger66466 has made a Comment

    i’m geekless but i can read, chicas. lol not even bothering to talk in geek code when you talk about me. 🙂

    yeah, have no idea what you meant with the 27th level micromanager. i admit it.

    hey, i’m TRYING to up my geek factor by learning how to post some freakin’ pictures on lj. i’m trying, i swear! i did manage to get it done but it was HUGE. so i deleted it.

    January 23, 2004 @ 4:05 am

  6. schlemaggle has made a Comment

    it might be a setting on your camera–mine took HUGE pictures when i got it, so i switched it to a smaller setting, and now the pictures are mostly normal-sized.

    January 23, 2004 @ 4:14 am

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