Tim (littlebluedog) wrote,
Tim
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Intercom conversation just now:

ED: Tim?

TIM (turning down the Def Leppard on my music stream): Yes! Yes?

ED: So we told the client we'd get a draft copy to him later this month ...

I have feared this call since he dropped the folder on my desk a month ago; the invention involves chirp modulation and microwave imaging, whatever that is. Science stuff. Rocket surgery.

I took it because I've worked with Ed before and he rocks. I've also written less technical applications for this client, so there's a familiarity with the context.

I also took this one because it involves laser beams, which, you gotta admit, are pretty kick-ass.


TIM: Yes, yeah.

ED: Well, how much work have you put in on it so far?

TIM: Me? Oh ... (scrambling to exhume the file from the stack on my desk) ... maybe an hour, two hours so far.

ED: Oh good. Hey, I appreciate you taking it, but I'm light, so would it be all right with you if I took it back?

Would it be all right?! I was planning on burning the budget just getting up to speed on the technology, let alone drafting the thing! Would it be all right?! Ed! Eddie. Let me buy you a pony.

TIM: Oh, well. Sure, I mean, I've enjoyed working with you on the other apps we've written for these guys. I've got the time, but I definitely have other projects to do.

All of which is true, I swear. I just feared it like the undead.

ED: Well, then it works out perfectly. Should I send someone up for the file?

DOOD. Let me deliver it to you on a silver platter. Let me supplicate myself and wash your feet. What color pony?

TIM: No, man, don't sweat it. I'll bring it to you.

ED: Thanks, Tim.

TIM: Haha, no sir, thank YOU.

LE HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF.
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