January 28, 2021

Who Hit the Box Button?

Yesterday, I was lamenting the ridiculously low volume we were getting at work recently. Today, wow; cardboard tsunami!

This was particularly surprising as it coincided with a blizzard. 

Yeah, I need to do something about that ivy.

Now Pete, Wonderduck and everyone north of the Mason-Dixon Line are all like "That's not a blizzard, that's a Thursday."   

And indeed work was not materially affected...except for all the people who did not show up. 

"It's a blizzard!"
" I can't open my door!"
"I can't get out of my driveway!"
" My neighborhood 's roads are impassable" 
" I can't get out of bed!"  

Kids today. 

Despite the sudden spike in volume and dip in staffing we got everything out on time and I worked my first full day in nearly two weeks. 

I also suspect from those lame-ass call-ins that the overstaffing situation is about to change. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 10:51 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 After moving to Silicon Valley, I often found myself saying, "California drivers in rain are like Ohio drivers in snow". Still holds true after 27 years.


Posted by: J Greely at Thu Jan 28 14:55:28 2021 (ZlYZd)

2 We had about as much snow in Austin, too. But it melted in 3 days.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu Jan 28 16:10:56 2021 (LZ7Bg)

3 We had ~5" of snow overnight Monday to Tuesday.  THEN it got cold.
We've been lucky so far with the snow.... wingtips crossed, we'll stay that way.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Thu Jan 28 19:45:12 2021 (Bkp4m)

4 We've gotten a couple inches up here in MA so far and maybe some more tomorrow.

Posted by: ReallyBored at Thu Jan 28 22:56:54 2021 (cp/J1)

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