Friday, September 29, 2006

There was a big deadline at work today. Our group finished in time, but the QA group, whose job it is to test everything, is running around logging incomprensible bugs and screaming that everything is broken. I keep having this conversation:

QA: Look out! The sky is falling!
Me: No it isn't.
QA: What's all that blue stuff on the ground then?
Me: Flowers. Those are irises. They're supposed to be there and they're actually quite pretty.
QA: Ok, but have you noticed that THE SKY IS FALLING?!?!
Me: Why do you keep saying that?
QA: Look at the sky! You can see the big hole where a chunk fell out!
Me: That's not a hole, it's the sun. I'd recommend you stop staring at it. You'll burn out your retinas.
QA: THE SKY IS BURNING ME!!
Me: I'm going to mark this bug as "Fixed".

10 comments:

The Illustrious Ms E said...

You just described every conversation I have ever had at work...

Mike said...

Hello Ms E! Maybe we work for the same company? Is it that one with the soul-sucking office and the executives who blow sunshine up your ass?

zelda1 said...

Since I don't understand the dialogue, because I have never worked in an office setting of any kind, I will go with a good anaology to chicken little, or was it henny penny, yes, Henny Penny said the sky was falling. Man, I need to brush up on children's lit.

Mike said...

Zelda1, it already was an analogy!

Will said...

Sounds like they just wanted to look like they were testing.

Mike said...

Will, oh that I wish that were true. Slackers I understand.

The Illustrious Ms E said...

Oh my god! How did you know??? Did they give your Xmas bonus to an unnamed charity too??? *evil grin*

Mike said...

Ms E, bonuses are what profitable companies have, not ours. We're still pretending there's a dot com bubble.

The Illustrious Ms E said...

Profitable? *chokes on her juice*

We posted a $31 million loss last quarter...They just dangle things like bonuses and then snatch them away to pay for the executive helicopter...

(Can you tell I'm having a bad work week...month...year...??) *grin*

Mike said...

$31 Million! Nice! Ahhh, the stability and satisfaction of working on corporate America.