RE: No Bucks, No Buck Rogers (Short and Sweet - was LONG and Cranky)

Subject: RE: No Bucks, No Buck Rogers (Short and Sweet - was LONG and Cranky)
From: "Guy A. McDonald" <guy -at- nstci -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 01:11:56 -0600

Some guy ranted and blew his cork by saying...
>I don't know of a single doctor who was able to hang a shingle upon
graduating from medical school. Rather, they acquired the *minimal set of
skills* necessary for success in the medical profession from their
schooling. Is it fair expect more from technical communications programs?
All you guys and gals can just call me Dr. Guy from now on. Okay?

And my lovely wife Robin is now Dr. Robin since she too is a tech writer.
Her radio show will be broadcast in Houston someday soon.

Ahhhh... to add some levity to a thread that is little more than another
rehash of the certification wars.


And the cork continues to sail even higher into the air with...
>I've had some pretty damned good coffee at an STC meeting or two, I'll have
you know. But again, this assertion is based on What?
The coffee I drank while underwater on some submarines was 9/10 bean and
1/10 water.

But wait!

Must I *qualify* that statement with an exhaustive comparative analysis of
the ratio between bean tonnage and the inverse proportion of water per cup?


an across-the-board exhaustive survey of the coffee swilling swabbies on


an evaluation of the coffee brewing instructions?
>Gotta love them overgeneralizations...yup, yup, yup...
We have a consensus of two -- hypocrisy is besides the point.
>Hell, some of my best friends are stupid ;-)
Count me NOT on that list! Nope -- me just a polymoron for hire.
>Right; sorry, but I just don't get how this lame platitude is related to
the prior point.
Wrong; sorry, but this is a PLATOTUDE!!!

Coffee ... where's my coffee??? Can we go back to talking about teamwork,
organizational communication, and effective leadership skills now?

Guy McDonald
guy -at- nstci -dot- com

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