Re: Critique of instructions for preparing Pop-tarts

Subject: Re: Critique of instructions for preparing Pop-tarts
From: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 16:21:08 -0500

Well, yeah, if your company still supplies free coffee.

Nine years ago, when I came to work at what was then a
relatively small (~1200 people, worldwide) independent
technology company, the coffee was free, the refrigerators
were kept stocked with free milk and orange juice, and the
soda vending machines cost $.05. But two years ago and
several years after we became a very small part (now only
~600 people) of a very big corporation (~90,000 worldwide),
they aligned our corporate services group to the corporate
standards. No more free coffee, although what you get out
of the Keurik vending machines is *way* better than the
free swill ever was. No more free milk or juice, but no more
worries about how fresh it wasn't on any given day. And the
soda vending machines now cost $.50--when they work.
(In this last case, the only upside is that they haven't yet
raised the price all the way to what it is in other locations,
which is in the $.75 to $1.00 range, but at those other
locations the machines are always stocked and usually work.)
The only thing that's free here is the tap water (also available
heated to tea-brewing temperature thanks to the coffee
vending machines, but it's still New Jersey tap water...)

From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Morton, Christopher" <CMorton -at- caiso -dot- com>
CC: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Critique of instructions for preparing Pop-tarts
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 14:29:51 -0500

You callin' me "fat"??? ;-)

Yes, get a real breakfast. As everyone knows, Pop Tarts are reserved
for after a long mid-afternoon meeting, and are to be eaten without
toasting them, preferably chased by corporate mud (aka "free coffee").

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