From an email doing the rounds:

Our call centre isn't big, but then again it is very efficient and rarely has dropped or missed calls. Plus we have sufficient measures in place to allow us to call people back as soon as things slack off.

However, yesterday a client called to ask about something (which being a broadcast problem wasn't our problem and wasn't our fault), and he called during a busy period. After being on old for 4min 31seconds he was offered the opportunity of being called back rather than waiting, he could leave a message with his details and normally we call back within a couple of hours at most. He left this message:

NSFW: http://www.orbit.me.uk/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=1206

Pleasent chap to use that kind of bad language to some people who are there to help and who weren't actually responsible for his troubles. But it's our box they are using it must be our fault.

He was called back, around 10min later, funnily he hadn't left his phone number on the message but everything is logged anyway. He was very sheepish and humble; surprised to be called back by someone so helpful.

 

Rather annoyed this morning, I had to make up some Cat-5e cables, not a big thing but something I don't enjoy. That wasn't the problem however, I came to crimp them and found that someone in the office has bent the die on my Rolson RJ-45 ratchet crimp tool. I leave my tools at the office partly out of convenience and partly because they keep them out of the way at home. I accept the visiting engineers use them occasionally, however it is very rude that I find them around the office and now I find one broken.

 Peeved.

I got a good old chuckle out of xkcd today and thought I would share:

 starwatching