20 December 2007

How to Talk Shop

Even engineers and accounts can have a sense of history.

My co-worker (upon receipt of a particular work request): Looks like [company we acquired] is being integrated into our contracting process.

Me: Yup. It's all part of our World Domination Plan. We're sort of like the mid-period Roman empire.

Co-Worker: So in about 300 years, we will fall to the barbarians. Note: sell stock before that happens.

Me: Exactly!! You can time it by the amount and types of treasure that our armies send in from the far-flung reaches of our lands.

1 comment:

Brett said...

You might want to have the water pipes checked for lead now rather than a thousand years or after your fall.