Re: OT--"obvious" writing

Subject: Re: OT--"obvious" writing
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 11:04:00 -0800

Mike wrote:
>
> I recently had trouble setting a time to discuss a
> software program with one of the programmers on my
> team. After refusing to work with my flexible times,
> he said, "I don't see why we need to document what is
> obvious already."
>
> Has anyone else on this list ever run into someone
> that arrogant?
>


The last time I got this response, I said, "I know you don't see it.
That's why the company hired a writer." Then I turned on my heel and
walked away.

I never had any further trouble from the person who made the
comment.

Sometimes, the only way to silence arrogance is to pretend to be
arrogant yourself.

--
Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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