Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)
Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.
This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
I'm From the Government, and I'm Here to Help.
And for once, that headline doesn't apply to me--at least not in the conventional sense. I mean, I am from the government, and I am here to help, and, in fact, did help ever so much at my meeting this morning, but it actually refers to an e-mail that was passed along to my by a secretive, shadowy man who works in a highly scientifical sort of place. I will use his top-secret code name, "Steevil". (For what it's worth, he also gave me this cool hat that I keep in my briefcase.)
Steevil forwarded to me a nice and informative circular sent out to all of the other secret employee guys and secret contractors where he works discussing the dangers of Deep Vein Thrombosis. See, these folks occasionally have to fly around in airplanes, and their health person just wanted to make sure everyone was up to speed on the dangers--as it says in the memo: Actually, very good advice all the way through, and the memo ended with a couple of Internet links on the topic. Large Secret Organizations can lose lots of productivity and stuff when their Secret Guys keel over from entirely preventable causes.
HOWEVER, even Secret Guys are not immune to milking a situation a bit more than is strictly required by circumstances. As witnessed by a SECOND memo that went out the next day: Policy change?! "Why, whatever could THAT mean," you might ask. Last line of the memo: Heh. Sneaky Secret Guys!
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