Friday, February 10, 2006

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[Background: Oracle is confusing. It's easy to blame "the system" even though there remains the possibility (however remote and unthinkable) that we're not experts yet...so some errors may be (gasp) our own...]

Person: "Well, I've just about got this one thing figured out."
Me: "Oh?"
Person: "Yep. Turns out that if you read the directions..."

I blinked twice and bit my tongue til it bled.

4 comments:

BASSO said...

..those things fall into the Oracle Error Code: ID10T

I Blog, You Blog said...

Oh my goodness that's funny! I wish I could share it more widely...heh

Rock on, Basso! :)

towwas said...

Ha! So I guess this person wasn't saying that to be funny?

BASSO said...

I'm now sitting here (uncharacteristically pleased) waiting for JM to show up for the 3:00 PM meeting I stayed around today to have with her. SES -- probably a full professor - I gave her 15 minutes, then dropped my package off on her table (she's obviously at another meeting and has blown me off -- or she was kidnapped by gypsies) I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt, but the "unspent" time has been useful for web-searches and Blog bouncing and the like, so on I babble. Still no sign of her. I'm outta here soon anyway...oops NOT SO FAST THERE BIG BOY!!!!! So, my 3:00 started at 4:10 and just got over -- bother! That'll teach me - -I'm just lucky I sneaked in before the guy who had the 2:00 meeting. Now I'm happy! Have a good weekend!