This photo is dedicated to my co-worker, Biddy (it’s a nickname of course), who feels like most of my ideas are really his. My only retort to that is we spend WAY too much time together at work and therefore there’s no telling anymore who came up with what… we just come up with some pretty good material most of the time– the following not being one of them. Since we work together in the Internet Marketing and Website/Production team, we always tend to get very strange yet somehow all too familiar requests:
Manager: I need more leads for this month
Me: Ok, how much more can I spend?
Manager: Well, I don’t have extra budget…
Manager: I need you to save this as an animated jpeg
Manager: Turn that source off, it costs too much.
Me: [3 days of emailing vendors] OK, done
Manager: [2 days later] WE NEED MORE LEADS! Turn everything on!
The list goes on and on (not a detailed list since my lovely marketing managers read this ) and every time we get that ridiculous email or request we look at each other in complete and utter surprise. And then we think to ourselves, “hey, why are we surprised?! Isn’t the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?”
So now that we’ve given up on practicality and efficiency of our daily tasks, whenever one of these requests come in we used to say “Oh, now that’s a shocker…”, but now we just look at each other, throw out a signal and get on with it