HUMOR - "Make this Pretty" (lament of a tech writing dept.)

Subject: HUMOR - "Make this Pretty" (lament of a tech writing dept.)
From: "Laura A Mac Lemale" <lmaclemale -at- paychex -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 10:54:41 -0400

Hi all,

Just some fun for a Friday...(pre-screened by Eric and Deb :)

Some co-workers and I came up with the following "song" when tasked with
creating something for a ritual roast of another co-worker, whose hair
stands on end when people hand her a document and say, "Make this look
pretty." We actually got a roomful of non-techwriters to stand up and
sing it.

Have a great weekend!

Laura MacLemale
Technical Writer
lmaclemale -at- paychex -dot- com

?Make This Pretty? sung to the tune of ?I Feel Pretty?
from the musical "West Side Story"
(with apologies to Sondheim and Bernstein)
Lyrics by Tech Writers

Make this pretty,
oh so pretty.
Make this pretty, and witty and gay,
And so pretty,
And I need it by noon today.

Give me headers,
and some footers,
Give me headers and footers galore,
Make them pretty,
Such that none has ever seen before.

See the pretty book on that desk right there,
Who could the brilliant scribe be?
Such a pretty font,
Such a pretty page,
Such a pretty doc,
Such a pretty SME!

Make it stunning,
By enhancing,
Every word that I?ve written with ease,
?Cause I love
Getting full credit for each release!

Laura MacLemale
Technical Writer, EDV
Paychex HRS Operations
(716) 336-6515
lmaclemale -at- paychex -dot- com

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this message represent those of the sender and not of Paychex, Inc.


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