November 20th, 2008


Are you on fire?

Is going to be my away message on IM for the next 5 work days.

Supposed to be in training the last two weeks. All I've done is put out percieved fires from our Big Blue techs and get some rudimentary training. No more! Need to know how it all works.

Keep bothering me with bullshit you should be able to handle and pushing for my time. You will not like it when I start pushing back! Trust me!

If you ain't on fire and the building isn't falling down or on fire, do us both a favor and leave me be!

Other than that have a nice day!

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The Wisdom in Hot Chocolate...

Sent to me by a friend...

dod-a-r group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor, now retired. During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and lives.

Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen and returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups - porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the hot chocolate. When they all had a cup of hot chocolate in hand, the professor said:

"Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. The cup that you 're drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the hot chocolate. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.

What all of you really wanted was hot chocolate, not the cup; but you consciously went for the best cups. And then you began eyeing each other's cups. Now consider this:

Life is the hot chocolate; your job, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life.

The cup you have does not define, nor change the quality of life you have. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the hot chocolate God has provided us.

God makes the hot chocolate, man chooses the cups.

The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything that they have. "

"Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. And enjoy your hot chocolate!!"

...Smart old guy that professor

Wisdom via email is a wonderful thing ain't it? Probably much better use that we all use it for usually.
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