What a day. You know…just…geez Louise. Quarter close! All the fun of month end, NOW WITH EXTRA CRAZY!!!!
Everything that could break, did. A few things that can’t break…did anyway. One of the things that failed, something I know nothing whatsoever about, became my little pet today. Could I stomp the fire today, and then build a solution that would keep the space issue from happening again?
And by the way – could I also do these other five things at the same time? Urgent-urgent-urgent!!
But did anybody mention that my new pet had a previous owner actively waiting for the fix? Oooooh no! So I didn’t rush things through on it, noooooo. In point of fact, it was coded as a ‘medium’ priority.
So I rushed other things on through and I then putz around with QA a lot more than was strictly necessary and played with some what if scenarios and then…late in the afternoon…I get an email from someone unexpected asking plaintively if I had an update. Cause he was, you know, waiting…and oh by the way…it wasn’t just the one packaged mentioned in the ticket, it was a whole job’s worth of them…
Oh, garblefuge! I could have slapped a fast-n-dirty fix on hours ago. But nooooo. I didn’t realize someone (and, moreover, someone I like - see, if it were Jerk User, I could have had a lot less give-a-darn about it) was sitting around waiting on the stupid thing! I had targeted my day around having this thing fixed around the same time I was going to shut down for the night.
And. Here it is. After 7:00, and I’m still sitting here, babysitting DTS packages, cursing the name of ‘Ted’ Codd, and wishing I had gone into a more sensible career.
Like, say…florist. I could have been a florist. Or maybe a barista at Starbucks. Hmm. They get stock options (which I don’t) and healthcare (which I also don’t), and darn it – they get coffee.
Do you know what I get? I get interrupted in the middle of making a coffee, and never get back to it. Which is both sick, and wrong.
Stupid DTS packages.
John Kenneth Galbraith
21 hours ago