Friday, April 24, 2009

Misplaced thanks...

I'm eavesdropping. A guy says to the phone, "If there is a god I'd like to thank him for getting these scanners installed and reducing our workload." (The woman on the other end says, "Yes, I know exactly what you mean"). In this case it is either misplaced thanks, or meant to be shorthand thanks for the dozens of people that went into making that scanner project a reality at his office. Wouldn't it have been nicer for him just to thank George, the guy whose idea it was to get the scanners in there in the first place? I have no idea what the woman was thinking. Did she know exactly what he meant? Did he mean that there really is no god but he'd like to thank someone anyway? I have no idea what he meant. Funny.

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