October 2008

October 15, 2008 - No big deal

Said the pilot fish, scratching his noggin,
"Why'd you bother me while I was joggin'?
You've got techies in suits
Standing by to reboot -
I just want you to reset my login!"

October 16, 2008 - It IS possible to trust us a little too much

The accountant's complaints are abounding.
System's slow, so she's Enter-key pounding.
"Makes it faster, you see,"
Said a guy from I.T.
She believed him. Now that's quite astounding!

October 17, 2008 - This is what we call a lose-lose solution

The new technicians, in lieu of classes,
Performed PC repair for the masses.
A new Pointy Haired Boss
Said "The program's a loss,
We'll give no more PC repair passes!"

'Til the Pointy Haired Boss's superior
Said his PC was running inferior.
"Okay," grumbled the fish
"We will do as you wish."
T'was a kick in the masses' posterior.

October  20, 2008 - Another nice mess

Tonight's third shift is in quite a tizzy.
Calls fish twice, first gets through, second's busy.
Second calls the tank's chief,
'Bout the fish gives him grief.
He is sure not a patient one, is he? 

Says our pilot fish after this, "Golly -
Simultaneous calls are a folly.
I've got only one line,
So I've made up my mind:
Now their ring tone's from Stanley and Ollie."

This is the first one I submitted that the spam filter didn't like - It snuck in briefly after putting it in after changing the second line, but isn't there anymore.

October 21, 2008 - Too cheap to meter

It's the three A.M. call she's been sweating,
Printer's stuck, needs a remote resetting.
So she climbs out of bed
'Til the bad jobs are dead.
Now a glowing review she'll be getting.

October 22, 2008 - How it's done -- or not

"T'was an install both ugly and gory
When they keyed in the firm's inventory.
It was destined to die
'Cause no testing was tried.
Also backups weren't part of the story."

Then the hiring guy puffed his stogie,
Said while munching a ham and cheese hoagie,
"Seems he's out of IT,
Now his head is hair-free.
And he's following guys they call yogi."

October 23, 2008 - Hey, that's my job!

User's monitor screen had her fussin',
So we both had an on-site discussion.
Then she fixed it herself,
Hit her head on a shelf,
Saving me from a nasty concussion.

October 24, 2008 - Present company excepted, of course

Their insistence of gear ergonomic
Made their use of time uneconomic.
For each techie she used
Said her setup's refused.
T'was a story both tragic and comic.

Then the manager said to her "Now we
Should talk to our safety guy Howie."
So she finally gave in,
The dispute she did win.
She can track metropolitan owwies.

October 27, 2008 - And less printer makes a good deal seem...

Project's specs for print hardware are trying:
Low end printers the clients are buying.
Told the manager," These
Aren't worth 1.5 G's.
All this down time has clientele crying."

So I then told the manager" Stop! Just
Quit being so downright obnoxious!"
So in this state of mind
I'll be hoping to find
Coupe de Villes inside Cracker Jack boxes.

October 28, 2008 - Yellow, blue, gray? Forget it

Patient's better. His pulse rate is slower.
So the nurse called the help desk below her.
She was taken aback
By the hospital's lack
In net cabling made by Crayola.

October 29, 2008 - Bin there, done that

The Controller they bought was a SCSI.
T'was thrown out with old food, green and fuzzy.
It was still in the bin,
So the fish jumped right in.
Guess that makes him a SCSI one, was he?

October 30, 2008 - It's about time

For the 24th time, I said wearily,
"It's an issue we grapple with year-ily.
But you won't spend a dime
In correcting the time
From when clocks were set back a week ear-ily."

October 31, 2008 - Info sharing, meet sharing info

The departmental teams had some plans
To share data by means of the LANs.
The heads needed to talk.
They did not need to walk,
They could just use some string and tin cans.