Archive for March, 2006

11AM Work on Template

Temp: I have a few questions about the PowerPoint project that I’m trying to get my head around.
Manager: Okay.
Temp: So what do you want again?
Manager: I just want a template…Something visual that we can use over and over.
Temp: What do you want in it?
Manager: I don’t know. That’s why I want a template. So I need you to create something that looks like the department standard, with our logo and so on, the right corporate background color, with dummy copy as placeholders.
Temp: So where do I find the words you want in it?
Manager: They don’t exist yet. We’re working on that. That’s why it’s a template and not a final project.
Temp: So what do you want in all the boxes?
Manager: Nothing. Just a place so I can go in and write it. I just want a formatted background and text boxes in place.
Temp: Right, but what should I put in the text boxes?
Manager: Whatever you want.
Temp: So let me get this right: You want me to create a PowerPoint with place for different words.
Manager: Yes.
Temp: But you don’t know what the words are?
Manager: That’s why it’s a template.
Temp: I see. So I will just use one of the PowerPoint templates.
Manager: No. It needs to be in the style of the company. Those are too generic.
Temp: I’m confused.
Manager: It seems so.
Temp: Can I just do it in Word? 

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New York, NY

4PM Update Database

Co-worker #1: Wow! That’s the longest email I’ve ever gotten from a customer.
Co-worker #2: Really? What is it?
Co-worker #1: [Kateunderscorelee]
Co-worker #2: That’s not long…Oh! Um, do you know what an “underscore” is? You don’t spell it out.

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Bellingham, Washington

Overheard by: Chris Shard

11AM Design Meeting

Project manager: Thanks, [Craig].
Art director: You mean [Jose]? He’s [Craig].
Project manager: I mean [Jose]. Sorry, I got you mixed up since you’re both wearing yellow shirts.
Art director: My shirt isn’t yellow. Neither is [Craig’s].

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Plano, Texas