The Weekly TPS Report – March 16

It’s Friday and you know what that means…time for my weekly observations. So, without further ado, let’s get to it.

  • With daylight savings time, I’m a big fan of it staying light out later at night, but absolutely hate getting up when it’s still dark.
  • Most conference calls are annoying enough with 4+ people constantly trying to talk over each other, but when you top it off with having to listen to the chime of people entering and leaving every 30 seconds it’s enough to make your head explode. Or, severely beat the person who setup the call.
  • Despite work being like t-ball, I’d choose to play t-ball over work any day of the week.
  • I still get excited when the UPS or FedEx guy shows up to my house. But, when the same guy shows up to my work with a package it only means one thing – more work.
  • Listening to a VP make plans to go to the March Madness Final Four is not a good moral booster among the cube-dwellers.
  • How the dude at work who stinks like a skunk that had been dragged through a waste treatment plant cannot smell himself and be horrified is beyond me. Shower. Deodorant. Repeat daily…at least!
  • Whiskey and dark chocolate is a very good alternative to a good port and dark chocolate, but given a choice I’ll take the latter.
  • The Encyclopedia Britannica will stop production of the print edition this year. It shocked me. Not that they were going to stop, but that they hadn’t already. Related – who will pay almost $1400 for the final hardcover edition when it will be out of date before they even start printing it?
  • I enjoy the simple things in life like being the first one in the house to put a knife into a fresh jar of peanut butter.
  • If you have a culture that forces 90% of your employees to be average or below average, don’t be surprised if you get average or below average output from 90% of your employees.
  • As today marks the 6 month anniversary of my first post I’ve decided to make a conscious effort to read more blogs by others and, more important, comment on their posts. Because in those short 6 months, I’ve found tremendous joy in having people read and comment on my my posts. Hint.

Have a Happy (and safe) St. Patrick’s Day!


About CubicleViews

Observations, thoughts & random bitching about cube life, food, beer, wine, whiskey and sometimes politics. Living the dream in a 6×8 doorless polyester walled cell.
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4 Responses to The Weekly TPS Report – March 16

  1. I know what you mean…about the commenting. It always makes me feel that I have been heard. Even if it is just by one person. (Cause talking to myself is getting old) Keep up the great work. I love reading your blogs, and will be sure to give you more of my input.

  2. Gotta concur with Lost. Comments make me smile. And since your posts are hilarious and also make us smile (I’m gonna go ahead and speak for others here as well), I’ll try to do a better job of coming up with witty commentary for you. No need for a check. Feel free to share the chocolate.

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