Wednesday, April 26, 2006

So maybe syntax errors are only funny to me.

We received an email today from a client, letting us know that they were having a "fundraiser to get a child hit by a car and suffer brain damage."

i showed it to my one work friend, who assured me that the email was only funny to me, because i'm a nerd. a loveable nerd, but nerd nonetheless.

then he proceeded to pound the keyboard laughing at his next joke, where he impersonated me: "Look, chuck, this person misused a semi-colon when they should have used a comma! HAHAHA!"

It was a good laugh for half of the office.

So did you ever have to think long and hard about how much you're worth? I did. It kept me up half of the night. And I'm still thinking about it today. At work, I feel like a cheerleader who can't afford her pom-poms.

3 comments:

KAT said...

That poor child! What kind of animals would have a fundraiser to have a kid get hit by a car?!? Just for the record, I found that error completely hilarious. Which is probably why we're friends in the first place. If I remember correctly, we first bonded over stupid things people said on the record ("I'm glad we have an outhouse. Our neighbors are going in plastic bags.")
And don't let those turkeys at work get you down. Life's too short. Nobody ever said at the end of their lives they wished they had spent more time at work. (I know plenty more. Give me a call if you want the longer version of this pep talk.)

Anonymous said...

I like that kat... Nobody ever said at the end of their lives they wished they had spent more time at work... I will use that as my new motto... LOL!!

erin k. said...

"I'm glad we have an outhouse. Our neighbors are going in plastic bags."

Ah, good times ... See? No matter how crappy your job seems, there's always a bright side to it!