Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Work with computers?

Last week my colleague Gary Duffield complained that once acquaintances realise that you “work with computers” they just can’t help asking your advice or worse, asking you to “take a look at ...”

After many years of the same, I have refined my answer.

Scene: Encounter

Phil: Enters kitchen at party.

Person: "Ah, so you're into IT !"

Person: Doesn't pause for breath. Launches straight into...

Person: "I'm having real problems with my dial-up / broadband / printer etc."

Phil: "No I'm not into IT. I'm into toy soldiers. I only work in IT".

Person: Tries to turn it around.

Phil: Takes bottle of Becks from fridge, smiles politely and leaves kitchen.

Incidentally, friends and family know not to ask.

See you soon

Phil Stirpé
"I don't do average!"

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