National “Destroy Your Productivity Day”

Today is “Destroy Your Productivity Day” aka “Half Your Cow Orkers Are Unavailable Because They’re Entertaining Their Children Instead of Working Day”. I think it’s officially “Bring Your Son or Daughter To Work Day” in other quarters.

My Clearcase view is pooched. I can’t see any files below src/, even if I leave the view and come back into it, or doing a “ct setview -cs”. The last time I saw our Clearcase administrator, he was running around the building with his kid on some sort of scavenger hunt. I will probably have to create a new view in order to do any work, which is a pain.

At lunch, though, I got my own back. One of the older kids, a teenage boy, was eating with us and his dad. His dad said they’d seen some digital movie trailers this morning as part of the company activities. I said “So, are they going to show the secret digital print of the new Star Wars movie this afternoon”, and then quickly acted like I shouldn’t have said that in front of the kid. We don’t really have such a print, or if we do, nobody’s told me about it. (We do have a digital print of “The Village”, but only our testers are allowed to show it, we can’t show it to potential customers or even projector vendors.) But the seed is sown. Bwah hah ha.

3 thoughts on “National “Destroy Your Productivity Day””

  1. I am thrilled that I didn’t know about this. That means my coworkers have enough sense to leave their kids at home.

  2. hm. i’m a little nervious about giving my email as a requirement b/0 of all this spam talk. I’m just a random person you dont know who was reading Chris Clarke’s essay ( i enjoyed it throughly by the way ). I read this bit about getting a house, and i was randomly enthralled b/c i’m getting engaged soon and we are looking for a house, and my mom is sort of a downer, and it was very encouraging to know that people really can afford houses. lol. so that is my random thought and thankyou. hope you enjoyed it much. have an awesome day, and maybe we will randomly be placed in contact some other time. God Bless you dear.
    -toni rose-
    Hebrews 11:1

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