|Just in time, too
||[Jun. 4th, 2003|05:27 pm]
Not three hours after the offer letter arrives, I get mail from Dinesh (my boss) explaining that his funding is running out and he may not be able to support his students or postdocs past June, July at the latest. He wanted to know if I had any backup plans.|
"Actually," I told him, "yes, I do."
Nice timing, Sandia. I would have preferred earlier, but this will do just fine.
2003-06-04 02:31 pm (UTC)
GOOD spooky, but spooky.
Dinesh: Do you have any backup plans.
Andy: Yes. Yes I do. Say, do you smell smoke?
Dinesh: Smoke? I... no...
Andy: If I didn't know better, I'd say someone doused your office in kerosene and set it on fire.
Andy: If you're lucky, they didn't siphon out half your car's gas and fill it back up with orange juice and a little bit of Vaseline.
Andy: Have a good night.
If I hadn't read all extent copies of BOFH, I'd swear that's where this conversation came from.
I'm sure I don't know what you mean.
On second thought, I'm surprised that in the imaginary conversation the office was doused in kerosene rather than set on fire with someone's mind.
Sometimes a little style is important, you know. ;)