Meet a typical American

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Long Duck Dong, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. "I used to work for a large IT firm doing internal support. On the
    morning of 9/11/2001 I received a phone call from a manager in the
    manufacturing division. I was based in NY and he was based in MN. He
    demanded to know why he had not been able to access his e-mail for the
    last hour and a half. I explained to him that our mail servers were
    located in building #2 of the World Trade Center, which no longer
    existed. He demanded to speak to my supervisor because he could not
    believe our response time to correct the problem and reboot the mail
    server was so slow. I pointed out that three targets on American soil
    had just been attacked, two of them civilian and completely destroyed.
    He still didn't get it. I pointed out that 3000 people died. He again
    demanded to speak to my supervisor, screaming about our Service Level
    Agreements and such. I hung up and walked out."
    Long Duck Dong, Jul 5, 2006
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    kombi45 Guest

    Long Duck Dong wrote:

    The Donger need food!
    kombi45, Jul 5, 2006
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    TheDaveĀ© Guest

    First off, I don't believe it.

    Second, why did you wait almost 5 years to post this? And to such a
    wide variety of groups, too.
    TheDaveĀ©, Jul 6, 2006
  4. You're an idiot. This wouldn't even qualify as a poor urban myth.
    hywel.jenkins, Jul 6, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Some people are so blind to anyone's concerns but their own that little
    of the real world beyond their sight penetrates their awareness. Pity them.
    I doubt this is a solely 'American' problem. In understand that
    Japanese businessmen are similarly 'focused'.
    Ron Hunter, Jul 6, 2006
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    Ubiquitous Guest

    And felt compelled to share this questionable anecdote with us becuase?
    Ubiquitous, Jul 6, 2006
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    no_name Guest

    no_name, Jul 6, 2006
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    Draco Guest

    A$$hole. What a BS post.

    This is a good reason for year round school.
    To keep the kiddies from posting such crap.


    Getting even isn't good enough.
    Draco, Jul 6, 2006
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    Scott W Guest

    Ron the post is total BS.
    Just take one point, he said he got the call in the morning and at that
    time pointed out 3000 people died, in the morning we all throught the
    death toll was going to be much higher then that and yet somehow he
    already knew how many people had died.

    If you think the post is a true story I have a bridge you might want to

    Scott W, Jul 6, 2006
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    Helen Guest

    Who gives a feck.
    Helen, Jul 6, 2006
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    Bill K Guest

    Bill K, Jul 6, 2006
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    Frank ess Guest

    Not those who are fecless. May be that's how they got that way.

    Bill K:

    Unless you are actively anti-quote, judging by your response to the
    instructions and advice you have received here with regard to your use
    of the "-- " sig delimiter, you must now be considered dense or
    obtuse, or both.

    With all due respect,

    Frank ess
    "One time, I got up the next morning
    and looked in the mirror
    and there were two of them up in my hair."
    - JEAN LEMEAUX, on the travails of removing those little stickers from
    fruits and vegetables.
    Frank ess, Jul 6, 2006
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    no_name Guest

    Is it convenient to "ground zero"?
    no_name, Jul 6, 2006
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    Bill K Guest

    Hi Frank,
    I would say both, actually. So, when I reply to a posting, where does
    the sig delimiter go? Should I delete the actual quote.
    bill in Lake Charles
    Bill K, Jul 6, 2006
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    Frank ess Guest

    Put your reply after the message you are responding to, like zo.

    Put the dash dash space carriage return just above your sig, like zo:
    Frank ess, Jul 6, 2006
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    Bill K Guest

    Hey, thanks, Frank. Like this?
    Bill K, Jul 7, 2006
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    Frank ess Guest

    .... as if by magic ...
    Frank ess, Jul 7, 2006
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    no_name Guest

    Except that for some reason, whatever you're using as a news reader
    doesn't eliminate the sig.

    Note in your reply to Frank, the double dash appears with the sig
    beneath it as part of the quoted text.

    In my reply and in Frank's the sig is not quoted. That's the purpose of
    double dash as a "delimiter", it tells the news reader where the sig
    begins so it's not part of the quoted text.
    no_name, Jul 7, 2006
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    Helen Guest

    It's an Irish euphemism for the other, and is generally acceptable where the
    other isn't.
    You've obviously never seen one of our funniest TV programmes, Father Ted.
    Helen, Jul 7, 2006
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    Bill K Guest

    No, I haven't seen Father Ted. Telly is one the many things I miss
    about Britain. Here in America 90 percent of television is rubbish.
    With respect to the othre post, I certainly don't give a feck nor the
    other, either.

    Bill in Lake Charles
    Bill K, Jul 7, 2006
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