Thursday, May 18, 2017

Just trying to be helpful is all....

So a co-worker starts talking about his sick wife and how they have spent over $50,000 on fertility treatments and being the asshole that I am I ask him...

"So you want me to give it a try"

Thank You Chris Cornell - Rest in Peace

 Zeppelin Cover

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Abstract Thought

After the sale of the company I work for we have been building the accounting data base for the entire company spread amongst about a half a dozen accountants and admin people. We are a $500M a year in revenue company and we are building the data base by hand. This is nuts. Sometimes I feel like George Clooney amongst the rest of the convicts as their understanding of abstract thought sometimes is lacking.  Most of the other convicts in the group are the center convict just going along for the ride and not putting to much thought in it, though a few are the left convict who think they know more than they do and are proved lacking daily. I'm not sure where to categorize the software guy. He's knowledgeable but can't seem to remember all the intricacies of his own product. I've come across several items where there is problems and then he remembers them. He'll tell me one way to do something and when I do it I find a problem with his way. I would think a man who does several if not more installations each year would have this down pat. He's been with the software development company for 20+ years.  

abstract thinking

The  final, most complex stage in the development of cognitive thinking, in which thought is characterized by adaptability,flexibility, and the use of concepts and generalizations. Problem solving is accomplished  by drawing logical conclusions from a set of observations, for example, making hypotheses and testing them.This type of thinking is developed by 12 to 15 years of age, usually after some degree of education.Ipsy-chiatry, many disorders are characterized by the inability to think abstractly. Compare concrete thinking, syncretic thinking.

Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Either Way...

So this morning a young guy shows up with a 18 wheeler dump truck full of Class 6 aggregate(dirt/rock/sand mixture) for one of our jobs. We figure out where he is supposed to go and send him on his way. The same guy just showed up at the office again this afternoon with another 18 wheeler full of aggregate for the same job. I ask him weren't you here this morning with the same load and he answers in the affirmative. The stupid is strong with this one, either that or he's got some killer weed in the cab. Of course either way I don't think he should be driving a truck of that size.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Seinfeld Fans?

I noticed  a restaurant on my drive to work yesterday and had to go back this morning to see if what I saw was actually what I saw and sure enough it was.

And this is the script from the Seinfeld Episode

Elaine: Well, Mr. Peterman, I've got a really good idea for a hat. It combines the spirit of old Mexico with a little big city panache. I like to call it the Urban Sombrero.

J. Peterman: (rubbing his neck) Oh, my neck is one gargantuan monkey fist.

Elaine: Are you okay, Mr. Peterman?

J. Peterman: Yes, yes. Go on, go on, go on.

Elaine: Well, see, it's... businessmen taking siestas. You know, it's the, uh, the Urban Sombrero.

[Peterman walks out, groaning.]

Elaine: Mr. Peterman?

The quote from Elaine is right there on the door