Friday, March 23, 2007

don't ask me to get you a cup...


last of the snow is giving way to the first ephemerals, and E and i rode in shorts yesterday, a lovely ride after a 4-hour high-tension meeting with a high-maintenance client whose social tourettes is worse than mine. the mayor was running through introductions when i entered the conference room, lured by the presence of REAL coffee. i was struggling to get the REAL coffee out of an alien, impassive machine when the mayor got 'round to me.

- and that's finn, our customer experience director. she'll act as your user advocate, getting in the heads of your customers to figure out how your application should work.

- only, i can't figure out the coffee machine - i said. my back was to her so i didn't see the client's face so she could have been joking when she gibed, THAT'S not a good sign then - but it didn't sound jokey.

i flounced to my seat and sulked while F made me a cup of french roast from a little packet thingie that would surely confound the most practised user experience expert. after 20min, we'd come to an Understanding, though, bonding over an intolerance of bullshit, vapid sales-speak and obsequious toadiers.

and when i finally got out of there, it was spring. and now it's friday.

8 comments:

fatmammycat said...

Is there anything better than a Friday? Oh yes there is- a friday where a fatcat is going to see 300. That's much better indeed! Zoikes.

finn said...

somebody's getting laid tonight.

hope you get your socksknocked off.

fatmammycat said...

Me too! Nice tee-shirt by the way.

addon said...

errr ... coffee ... my funniest experience with coffee was sitting with a city's mayor reviewing development plans for a theatre hall, the local thespian present being the husband of the lass with whom i had by then shacked up, in a sweeping gesture i knocked my coffee all over the last copy of the plans ... confusion all round.

addon said...

nice t-shirt!

addon said...

oh i forgot the point of the story - the lass serving the coffee (and unfortunately having to clean up the mess) was the same one who had booted her husband the thespian out to make way for me. ha ha good fun.

Brown Suga' said...

LOL Adam that's quite a story!

finn said...

he's a bad boy isn't he.

thats y we luv u so, adam.