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March 22, 2004

So when did adding a jesus fish to one's signature on company emails suddenly become appropriate?

I really haven't anything interesting to say. Life has been full and busy and I really haven?t had the time to think about much, even when I should be thinking about writing in here.

Sunday was spent carousing and shopping. Looking for technical books (especially on citrix) can be a big pain in the ass around here. Border's is usually my first choice, but when they didn't have what I needed, I was forced to walk over to Barnes and Noble (yes, the area's 2 largest bookstores are indeed across a parking lot from each other) to purchase the book there. On the way back to Border's to get the B, I slipped into CompUSA to ogle some of the toys I would love to have, but can't afford. I had barely touched the mouse on the new G5 when a v. creepy voice asked me if I needed help. I did, in fact, so I asked for some technical manuals (none of which they had, of course), and unfortunately gave Mr. CompUSA-creepy-pants an excuse to talk to me.

He wasn't horrible, but he was creepy in the way that only geeks can be creepy. However, it would be a sin to call anyone working at CompUSA an actual geek, as they're just more like losers. And I know I will definitely get flamed (<- ooh, old-school) for even saying this, but it's my prerogative, and I'm sticking by it. These people are not geek chic (like me, duh), they're geek goobers.

So Mr. Lame starts puffing himself up like a farking techno-peacock as I slowly edged away. As soon as I was out of eye-line, I shot right out of that store, and back into the arms of my non-geek boy. The hott(t)est thing in the store was an iPod mini in pink.


Dude, CompUSA salespeople have no right to call themselves true geeks...that's just lame!

Also, I do a lot of support for Citrix here at work...if you have questions let me know :)

mmmmmm iPod mini...*drools* *wants a green iPod and a green VW to match!*

Posted by: LeeAnn at March 22, 2004 4:44 PM

why on earth is your company attaching jesus fishtails to the email? have you joined some ultra-christian group?

Posted by: j-a at March 22, 2004 6:41 PM

My Theory: CompUSA employees (and the IT employees at my job) are the new jocks. They've spent their entire lives being shoved into lockers and now they have a job that no one else can do and they assume that the rest of us are the people who shoved them into lockers during their childhoods. So they see this as their opportunity to give the rest of us a good shove. They don't realize that most of the rest of us were shov-ees rather than shov-ers. It's because we've moved on, gotten chi-chi glasses and boobs and stylish clothes, while they've stayed bitter and unfashionable. If only they knew that we've read every Jane Austen novel in existence and enjoy discussing the ambiguities of Macbeth on a Saturday night...

Posted by: Auntie Sarah at March 23, 2004 7:14 AM

j-a - my company is not, just certain people within the large (v. big) corparation that i kind-of work for are. sick.
auntie - dig. i could, in fact, see the bitterness of life in this guy's eyes. right behind the admiration for me. hah.
peeann - the citrix thing is driving me nuts. i don't have enough time to even read the book i got on it, and it's just plain not working. i think i may be burnt out on support for right now, but i'm thinking i'm just going to have to get over it. ungh.

Posted by: devlyn at March 23, 2004 10:25 AM