Re: Everthing is just ducky!

Subject: Re: Everthing is just ducky!
From: Jan Boomsliter <boomah -at- CONCENTRIC -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 10:23:12 -0800

I am ROFL- thank you!

David Orr wrote:

> First, I have to tell a joke:
>
> A duck goes into a bar and asks the bartender, "Do you have any grapes?"
> "No," replied the bartender, "we don't have any grapes." The duck
> waddles off.
>
> The next day the duck comes back in and asks again, "Do you have any
> grapes?" The bartender gives him a dirty look and says, "I told you, we
> don't have any grapes!" The duck leaves.
> The next day the duck comes in again and asks the same question. The
> bartender, exasperated, exclaims, "Look, duck, if you come in here again
> asking for grapes, I'm going to nail your webbed feet to the floor!" The
> duck departs.
>
> The next day the duck comes in and asks, "Do you have any nails?"
> "No," says the bartender.
> "Do you have any grapes?" asks the duck.
>
> Now substitute "technical writer" for "duck," "developer or SME" for
> bartender, and "functional specs" or "information on the product" for
> grapes, and you have a pretty good picture of one of our professional
> frustrations. Sorry, about the "waddle" part; it must be frustration
> combined with chocolate. The "webbed feet" part is just a developer slur
> on our profession.
>
> It must be Friday,
>
> David Orr
> Orr & Associates/Usability Management
> http://www.orrnet.com
>
> From ??? -at- ??? Sun Jan 00 00:00:00 0000==

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