Monday, October 30, 2006

Tech Support for Soup of the Day

Got this joke from some mailing list, enjoy :)

Patron: Waiter!

Waiter: Hi, my name is Bill, and I'll be your Support. What seems to be the problem?

Patron: There's a fly in my soup!

Waiter: Try again, maybe the fly won't be there this time.

Patron: No, it's still there.

Waiter: Maybe it's the way you're using the soup. Try eating it with a fork instead.

Patron: Even when I use the fork, the fly is still there.

Waiter: Maybe the soup is incompatible with the bowl. What kind of bowl are you using?

Patron: A SOUP bowl!

Waiter: Hmmm, that should work. Maybe it's a configuration problem. How was the bowl set up?

Patron: You brought it to me on a saucer. What has that to do with the fly in my soup?!

Waiter: Can you remember everything you did before you noticed the fly in your soup?

Patron: I sat down and ordered the Soup of the Day!

Waiter: Have you considered upgrading to the latest Soup of the Day?

Patron: You have more than one Soup of the Day each day??

Waiter: Yes, the Soup of the Day is changed every hour.

Patron: Well, what is the Soup of the Day now?

Waiter: The current Soup of the Day is tomato.

Patron: Fine. Bring me the tomato soup, and the check. I'm running late now.

[waiter leaves and returns with another bowl of soup and the check]

Waiter: Here you are, Sir. The soup and your check.

Patron: This is potato soup.

Waiter: Yes, the tomato soup wasn't ready yet.

Patron: Well, I'm so hungry now, I'll eat anything.

[waiter leaves.]

Patron: Waiter! There's a gnat in my soup!

The check:

Soup of the Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00
Upgrade to newer Soup of the Day. . . . . $2.50
Access to support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.00

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The phone is ringing, go get it now!

I was reading an article today and it talked about how people would put aside whatever they doing to answer a phone call and it was so interesting, so I decide to write something about it.

Telephone is perhaps one of the greatest inventions in the human history. It let people from across the globe to talk to each other almost instantly. Since some time after it is invented, however, for some reason people get into a way to think that whenever a phone starts ringing, s/he has to answer it as soon as possible, as long as their hands are free (Oh well, we got handset now but you still need to use your hand to turn the handset on, I guess?)

Try to think about it, among all the tools that facilitate communications, including your vocal cords, mail, phone, fax, email and instant messenger, phone is given as much attention as a real person who stands in front of you. Oh, actually, that is not right. Phone quite often has a higher priority than a real person. I have had meetings with my previous boss that were interrupted every five minutes since he had to pick up phone calls. When he was talking on the phone, I had to wait and do nothing there but at the same time I dared not to leave since I was not dismissed yet. And finally when he finished the call, he already forgot where we were and I had to explain to him again. And the damn phone rang again. Basically, we are always ignoring a person because of another person for no good reason. Oh there is a reason: the phone is so annoying that you want it to stop ringing even one more second. This is kind of stupid, isn't it?

When I think about it now, I understand why I got so pissed off when my friend didn't answer my phone call. We are all so used to getting instant attention when we call somebody because phone call is so spoiled to receive attention right away since don't know how long ago. Ironically, though we expect people to answer our phone call immediately, we also get pissed if your friend keeps talking on the phone and ignore us. Not to mention being out on a date with a girl, even if a guy friend keeps talking on the phone when we are having lunch or something, I will get pretty upset about it. I would think "Dammit, if you like talking to some other person more than me, go home and talk all night long and don't waste my time."

Actually, you don't really do it in front of your boss, do you? "Hey I am having a meeting with my boss now I will call you back." You would say that in 3 seconds and hang up. Why would you think that you boss deserves more respect than your friends? "He is the one who pays me you dumbass." Yeah, I almost forget about that.

Anyways, next time you are meeting your friend and your cell phone starts ringing with that cutie ring tone, please

• answer the phone call and politely tell the caller that you are with you friends and you will call them back later on (and remember that), or

• if it is a call from your crush and you definitely have to talk to him/her for more than 10 minutes, dismiss you friend. Life is short!

Friday, October 20, 2006

遇見了你 (Meeting You)

遇見了你 讓生命美好
我看見繁華的春天  愛情如陽光閃耀 我給你我的愛

離開了我 你默默低頭 
我看見往事如雲煙 愛情沉重的憂愁

那依舊溫暖的笑容啊 那不再提起的永恆
那曾經完整的美夢啊 此時此刻 

終於你離開了 帶走我給你的愛
帶走我的幸福 飛到了天邊 到另一個世界 留下我的傷

終於你離開了我 愛到最深處不該怨憂 是對自己的承諾
只是她 不曾了解我
可是她 我還愛她

終於你離開了 帶走我給你的愛
帶走我的幸福 飛到了天邊 到另一個世界 

終於你離開我 帶走我給你的愛
帶走我的幸福 飛到了天邊 到另一個世界 

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

My favorite posts

I started this blog in 2006 and have been writing posts regularly since then. The following is a list of my favorite posts created through out the years. Hope that you like them too :)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

First Post

I decide to try using blogger to see if it is user friendly enough so that I can update my blog more frequently than the Friendster's one. Hopefully it will work out :)