Hooray - 2 weeks on the "trot" so to speak.
(obviously the 5 minutes early were spent knobbling the recording devices as well)
Beer for Simon
Don’t get me wrong. I’m as likely to get workplace trauma counselling as the next guy – especially when the company’s tame shrink is an ancient old boiler who was probably there when time was invented. Still, as luck would have it she fell to her death from her slippers a couple of weeks back and the company was forced to …
“Sure. While I respect his ruthless quest for advancement I also must temper his ambition with the fear of reprisal - or I’d be forever looking over my shoulder." ..... Rule #1, and very wise, even if a tad sad and traditionally paranoid :-) And that following gem of faultless justification reasoning for anyone sane enough to care about consequences is what makes Friday's BOFH lesson, priceless.:-)
And the moral of the #1 tale? .... #1 is #1 always, even when they are #2 and #1 is a newer version of #2?
Mayhem and Sexy Shrinks ..... a Heady Cocktail indeed for any day including Fridays. It is almost enough to encourage Madness. :-)
He's back with a bang, and maybe he's only telling the truth so far.. I mean what better way to get rid of the boss and be able to BLAME it on someone else I wonder if a bean counter will be taken out.. I think the shrink is next to Security for her own safety and also maybe as she's colluding with them and or the bean counters!
I'm sure the PFY will be fine, the boss will too hopefully...
I'm sure also that the PFY will get back to colluding with the BOFH soon.
...commenting on the pleasure of reading BOFH two weeks running.
Now, I understand in my intellect that Simon has other responsibilities. And I know in my head how challenging a serial becomes with respect to keeping it creatively fresh and entertaining. And I realise there are other reality-based issues and concerns which are more important than entertainment.
But still and all, Friday just isn't Friday without a BOFH episode to brighten the day and set the tone for the weekend.
All appreciation to you Simon.
Now IIRC, the BOFH and PFY are on good terms with Security. After all, the security cameras have to have a temporary fault just at the moment someone trips over their shoelaces at the top of the staircase, so no-one will ever find out there were certain other parties present at the time. Whether that has any relation to the Councillors office is another matter entirely...
But you'd think that after his two week course, the PFY would have learned to be just as cautious of what the BOFH would do to him as the BOFH is cautious of what the PFY would do to him.
No doubt once they get over this temporary feud, they will put their competitive rivalry to good use - by trying to outdo each other on ensuring they are nowhere near the latest victim of a staircase fall, corporate espionage attempt, or other means of removing other employees from the payroll. And of course, the more elaborate the "accident", the better :)
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