November 23, 2006

Incidental Contact

Filed under: analog — mhoye @ 7:18 pm

I should preface this by saying that along every axis but a very few, I like my job quite a bit.

So, I got to my desk this morning, and find that my laptop, which I had forgotten to lock up, is now missing. This is super-irritating, but not in the least worrying – this has happened before, and it’s always one of my coworkers trying to make a point about “security”. My reply to that consists mainly of a request for offices with lockable doors and filing cabinets you can’t open with a fucking popsicle stick and doesn’t seem to be getting much traction.

But since it’s the company’s laptop and the company’s time, whatever. I go to work on my desktop and drop it. And lo and behold, midway through the morning I am asked by somebody nearby “so, what is a laptop like that worth, anyway?”

“Nowhere near as much as my time and goodwill.”


So, I walked down the hall to get a coffee, and when I got back, there it was. It was like my own little christmas miracle.


  1. I wish I could inspire fear as easily and effectively as you.

    Comment by Guillaume — November 23, 2006 @ 8:47 pm

  2. Not me. I’m a kitten.

    Comment by Mike Hoye — November 23, 2006 @ 10:00 pm

  3. A kitten with nasty, big, pointy teeth.

    Comment by Sean Ross — November 24, 2006 @ 11:01 am

  4. Isn’t that how they described the killer rabbit?

    Comment by Mike Hoye — November 24, 2006 @ 12:06 pm

  5. Indeed. You, sir, are the vorpal kitty.

    Comment by Sean Ross — November 24, 2006 @ 1:05 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress