August 31 - September 4, 2009

September 4, 2009 - Because saving taxpayer dollars is Job 1, right?

Our department got lots of attention
When a manager lacked comprehension.
Though the fire was ghoulish,
The manager’s foolish-
Ness earned him employment ascension.

September 3, 2009 - Spoilsport!

This one manager put me through hell
For instructions he did not heed well.
Though assistance I'd lend,
His calls just wouldn't end
Like that stupid ad run here by Dell.

CW - thanks for finally making the ad not come up every ^%^&%^& time I reloaded the page!

September 2, 2009 - All access

Thirty years ago, disco was king.
They had moved the shop to a new wing
With electronic locks
Where all access it blocks
If you don’t have that card on a ring.

I was called for a system revive.
But was locked out when I did arrive.
“Kill the locks!” I implore,
“Or I walk out that door!”
Now the mainframe is “Stayin’ Alive.”

September 1, 2009 - Too much information

One can see that it took quite a while
For the trainee to go through the pile.
He checked every one then
With a permanent pen
Wrote its contents upon it with style.

But two days just to sort DVD’s?
That’s a span at which one can not sneeze.
If they’re labeled when used,
Then you won’t get confused,
And your trainees, from boredom it frees.

August 31, 2009 - Irretrievable, redefined

“Fix my box” was the user’s demand.
When his spyware had grown out of hand.
Some old docs did depart.
“Can you tell me what part
Of ‘they’re gone’ you can not understand?”

Belated bonus rhyme for Trapper John:

Though a birthday, some people may dread,
I am sending best wishes instead.
May this year be as bright
As a fluorescent light
And the glow from your shiny, bald head.