May 8, 2007

The Goddamn "What-Ifs"

[I guess this post is easy to misunderstand. Don't.]

Sometimes I think I should have got married at 16 or less and been done with the whole damn thing. I didn't know anything then. I probably would have married a classmate. It is shocking to see those "hot girls" now, at 27 (only their IQ seems to have stayed at high school level), but I digress. The point is, that part of my life would have been over. My mind will not be going into blood sucking infinite loops now, taking all my current highly developed hopes, expectations and fears into consideration. I would be a different person now, with a different set of worries.

But then, it seems like I am wishing that I were in prison, so that I wouldn't have to debug someone else's sloppy badly-indented code. May be my life is better as is?

May 4, 2007

Pure Evil

Could there be anything more evil than the mind that deviced the "fill your timesheets on friday" idea?

Think about it: Friday is the only day when the tiny cogs in the big corporate machinery feel a little warmth in their heart and have a little sparkle in their eyes. "So, tell me! What have you been doing all week?" asks the timesheet, with a devious smile, thinly veiled sarcasm and biting cynicism, knowing all too well that the question will strike terror in those meek souls. "Am I worth the money I am paid? Is my existence justified? What DID I do ANWAY all week long? Will I be fired? What am I doing with my life anyway?" There goes the "Its friday! Yay!!" bounce. The meek souls are now in "Am I a waste of water and precious minerals?"[1] mode. The contented sly grin of the evil genius is hard to miss.

[1] Credit: Olin Shivers for "waste of water and ..." expression. :-D