18 January 2006
Wounds from the salt mine
"Um, they had this data two days ago."
"That's a different department. The department we send stuff to doesn't have it. We'll need to shoot it up over the line, and follow with hard copy by mail."
Size of hard copy: 683 pages. (Size of file sent: 1042 KB.)
Incidentally, this incident testifies to the value of capitalism. Were we dealing with a real company that has to make real money, instead of a nonprofit that answers to no one but its amen corner, we'd see a lot less of this sort of foolishness.Posted at 2:29 PM to Say What?