Who wants to hear more about my crappy career decisions? Me either. So in the the-glass-is-.00001%-full vein, here are the best two good things that happened to me today:
1) GMail (that's Google Mail, mom!) finally added a Delete button. All along they've been trying to convince their users to stash unwanted email into a multi-gigabyte archive which could still be searched, so they've been hiding the delete functionality in an awkward drop-down menu. I guess the folks at GMail support got tired of archiving all the complaint emails about the lack of a Delete button because they've finally relented. This will save me a click and mouse-movement every time I want to delete email, which frees up many seconds each day for me. Given that I'm borderline psychotic about efficiency, this is HUGE news.
2) A telemarketer called me. Yay! A tiny of ray of sunshine in my workday, it was.
Me: CAN YOU HEAR ME?
TM: Oh, yes, there you are. Hi, my name is Russell and I'm calling on behalf of the firefighters fund. This call may be recorded for your protection...
Me: My protection?
Me: What do I need to be protected from?
TM: Well, any misinformation.
Me: Wouldn't I be better protected from misinformation if I just hung up on you?
Me: So, how exactly is someone listening to my phone call some sort of protection?
TM: Well, to ensure that you are receiving this information in an upright manner.
Me: So, without this person listening in, then I'm at risk from what you might tell me?
Me: So, how am I being protected then?
TM: Um, it's protection for me to make sure I don't get fired for making a mistake.
Me: Oh, so it's not me that's being protected, it's YOU. I'm feeling very unprotected now.
TM: Well, it's OUR protection.
Me: How am I being protected?
TM: Sir, may I tell you why I've called?
Me: First, apparently, I need some protection. How am I being protected?
Not my best work, but I'm a little rusty.