Friday, April 11, 2008
The Triple I Factor: Some Linky Love
I need to work the closing shift at the giant-ass store tonight and then the opening shift tomorrow morning. Don’t forget tomorrow is Wordzzle Saturday. Go over to Raven’s place and check it out. My Wordzzle will be late due to my schedule but it’ll be there sometime Saturday night – hopefully before I begin drinking.
Since I’m also busy with my real job I thought I’d simply do a little post of links to stuff that I hope you find interesting, informative, or inspiring. The triple III factor. Which reminds me, I is also for International. I am currently working on a project for an international client. Now don’t get me wrong, I am grateful for the business, so many of my peers are closing shop after losing clients to mergers and off-shore vendors. And the language barriers are not much of a factor since every office has at least one person who speaks English. What is making me a wee bit cranky is the middle folks – sometimes it’s an analyst, sometimes a brand person, they’re always here in the States but they usually pose a greater language issue than the international clients. I once had an assistant who said I was bi-lingual, I spoke English and Moron. I’m also proficient in the many dialects of Moron; Idiot, Fool, Asshole, Schmuck, and my favorite Arrogant and Ignorant.
Here’s a little translation for you:
“I’m sorry, I must have misunderstood” = OK, so you’re changing your mind and I need to re-do everything but you want to blame me so it won’t cost more.
“Well the accepted way of handling this is …” = WTF!? Have you never done a project before!? You want me to do what!?
“I felt it would be useful to put it all down in writing” = I am going to cover my ass because you freaking scare me. And I’m going to cc anyone and everyone who might be able to stop you.
As exhausting as job #2 at the giant-ass store can be at least it’s mostly physical strain. This being responsible for everything but having power over nothing aspect of client service can really suck your mind dry.
On to the triple III links.
April is Autism Awareness Month
My smart and wonderful, clever and sexy late night love (no not Craig Ferguson this time) is hosting a comedy special to benefit autism education. Night of Too Many Stars
I discovered a new blog through Casdock. Please check out Bev’s wonderful video and then stay around and read more. As it turns out Casdock is taking a time out from blogging but there is so much already there on her site, it will open your mind and your eyes and your heart.
Jeni – Grandma extraordinaire continues to blog about her grandchildren. Go over and leave a little good luck message – the entire team is participating in an Autism Walk/Run tomorrow. I will be doing a Sun Dance in my yard late tonight, hoping to bring them good walking weather – it’s been a bit soggy around these parts lately. Maybe I’ll do the dance half-nekkid and take pictures. Oy!
Snoopmurph – Even though she’s feeling a bit exhausted these days Linda continues to blog each day about her family. Her clear and loving posts have done so much to help me better understand autism. And I am an adopted member of this lovely family – it’s true, it’s true!
Speaking of humanity.
If you were invited to a party hosted by the enablers of the genocide of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, would you go?
That was in an e-mail I got from the Save Darfur Coalition. Check them out. I’m torn about asking Bush not to attend the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. I keep thinking maybe he’ll get there and get lost. Can’t you just picture him wandering around muttering to himself about giant walls and making a note to find out who built it so he can hire them for the fence around Mexico.
I’m working on the next installment of ‘Tales of Two Kitties’. Mia is doing great; it’s really just her eyes that still need medical attention. She’s gaining weight and she loves to play – with everyone but Siren. I’ll leave this saga for the slideshow.
Check out Saving Shelter Pets. They are a wonderful group that goes in at the last minute and saves shelter animals from being destroyed. I got an e-mail from them about a book written by a young girl, it’s all about her love for her adopted buddy.
And don’t forget to click each day at Animal Rescue Site It only takes a moment and it costs nothing.
In the time it took me to put this together (and I’m quick!) I have 6 e-mails and 3 voice mails from international client. Guess I’d better tend to their needs.
Happy Clicking Everyone.
I found the funny little image Here