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Cheesy Business People [Jan. 8th, 2003|12:59 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I forgot to mention earlier... a big part of today was dealing with 3 different business people. Seriously, nothing is more painful. They act all super friendly and cheesy, and when they send you a dumb contract or give you a dumb answer, you don't know if they're just dumb, made a mistake, or are actually trying to fuck you. And since you don't know, you can't reply assuming they're dumb, clumsy, or aggressive. So you reply such that it's neutral sounding for any of the three cases. The end result? It sounds business-corny-like itself. Aaaaaaaa. I will not be converted! I am getting better at it, though.... maybe I should go get my MBA. :P

I finished my hack to make friends pages load quicker. Go read and turn it on, if you want to beta test. So far it seems to be working.

I updated my Debian system and now everything's beautiful.... xft2, fontconfig, pango, gtk2, new logjam (with nested "Post as..." menu) ... very cool. If only I had some recent mozilla binaries with fontconfig/xft support. And the new gtk2 gaim. Guess I'll just wait for Debian.

[User Picture]From: d4b
2003-01-08 07:54 am (UTC)
Sounds very familiar! There are some days when I wonder, "from which frat house did you escape?" when I talk to some sales drones. :-) But, take heart; there are some good people out there, and it is worth getting through some of the others to find them.

And you are right, simple time and experience does help you get better at it, and neutral/biz-corny isn't all that bad.
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