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

Subject: Re: HUMOR - "Make this Pretty" (lament of a tech writing dept.)
From: Jo Baer <jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 10:54:06 -0500

I love it! I'm very impressed with the lyrics, and with the fact that you got non-techwriters to sing it.
Please reveal your coercion methods; I need some new ones. Maybe for next Friday someone will come up with
a second verse, or maybe a B-side song to go with this, about "the rest of the story."

Don't change a single word of it, don't edit for spelling, grammar, clarity, or potential embarrassment to
myself or the company.

Don't take away any of my inimitable (horrendous) style.

Don't point out any factual errors.

Just make it look pretty.


Jo Baer
Senior Technical Writer
TCF National Bank
Minneapolis, Minnesota
jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com

If you can remain calm, you
just don't have all the facts.

Laura A Mac Lemale wrote:

> 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
> Paychex
> 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



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