Friday, September 30, 2005

Some (most) people don't get me. Had this excellent chat with our quality assurance engineer yesterday.

QA Guy: Mike, you should apply to be a manager in our company.

Me
: Nah, I've got no interest in that.

QA Guy
: (Astonished) Why is that, Mike? You would be very good at this job.

Me
: It sounds horrible. I have no desire to manage people.

QA Guy
: But Mike, it is a good job and you would be very good at it, sir.

Me
: It's not for me. It's one of many jobs that I have no interest in. I don't want to be a garbage man, or the President, or a manager, or a hooker, or a...

QA Guy
: (More astonished) Hooker?!?!

Me
: Yeah, hooker.

QA Guy
: Why do you say hooker?

Me
: Well, it's a job I don't want.

QA Guy
: But what would make you think of hooker?

Me
: Geez, I don't know. I was listing a whole bunch of jobs that sound unappealing to me. Hooker is one of those. Manager too.

QA Guy
: But Mike! When people ask me what kind of jobs I would not like, I would never think to say hooker!

Me
: Do you want to be a hooker?

QA Guy
: No! Ok, sir, you are right. From now on, when people ask what kind of work I would like to do, I will say that I do not want to be a hooker.

He's coming around.

2 comments:

Jack Abrasive said...

This exchange is consistent with the notion that a lack of a sense of humor correlates with low IQ. Or, alternatively, but not entirely exclusively, regular church attendance. If "some (most) people" fall into those categories... there's your explanation.

Mike said...

Jack, I'm pretty sure this guy is smart. In fact, in a conversation with him yesterday, he pretty much demanded that I utter the sentence, "You are intelligent." So, if I'm to be believed, he's smart.

I refrain from asking about the church-going though. It's best that way.