RE: deer in the headlights

Subject: RE: deer in the headlights
From: "Sean O'Donoghue-Hayes (EAA)" <Sean.O'Donoghue-Hayes -at- ericsson -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 10:09:09 +1100


(1) it is one of those truisms that all problems vanish as soon as someone
else looks at your pc.....for technical writers this is an ADVANTAGE! I
can't number the times I have walked around because someone is having
problems with Word or Framemaker or Acrobat or Visio (I preach in many
religions!! :-).....and the problem "miraculously" cures itself. I assure
them it is my Technical Writer aura - after a few times they begin to
believe me :-)

(2) A watched kettle doth not boil! With the pcs running slower in
applications due to the presence of another, rather than deer-like (or more
rabbit-like....) staring at screen and sweating, I deliberately wrench
myself around and engage in conversation about anything rather than watch
the $@&@@&*&@* thing. The person who is "over-looking" can see when it
changes and tell me.

(3) Presentations are fun. They all just want to be entertained. Just think
of them all as sitting there naked. Not you presenting naked. Never get
those two mixed up. And never take it literally.....

(4) I really don't think that Andrew knows that "snorky, snorky, snorky" is
the lustful cry of a male dolphin at the moment of.

regards and thanks,
Sean O'Donoghue-Hayes
Sean.O'Donoghue-Hayes -at- ericsson -dot- com -dot- au

(61) (03) 9301-1695

Melbourne Central, Level 34.99,
360 Elizabeth Street,
Melbourne 3000

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Plato [mailto:intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, 22 February 2002 9:50 AM
Cc: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
Subject: Re: deer in the headlights

> It's weird. Sometimes I'll go so far as to ask them to leave and I'll
> e-mail them in 5 minutes. The second they leave the cube, I'm fine. A
> virtual Andrew Plato among men. <g> But when somebody's looking over my
> shoulder, I just lock up.

Just imagine if it was me looking over your sholder.

"CLICK FASTER damn you!!!" :-D

> Is it just me, or do I have a support group out there?

Just look up at your sholder surfer and say "snorky snorky snorky" that does
for me.

Andrew Plato
Snorks R Us

Did you know you can get RoboHelp certified?
To learn how, visit Be sure to also check out
our special pricing offers and promotions for RoboHelp 2002.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


Previous by Author: RE: Performance Measure Question
Next by Author: RE: Hiring Publications Managers
Previous by Thread: Re: deer in the headlights
Next by Thread: RE: deer in the headlights

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads