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Corporate Brad Update

Lately I have found that I needed to spruce up my work persona. You see, I have not shaved for about a month and it’s drawing comments (notable comparisons: Lincoln, Wolverine, guy who stopped trying). While this is not that big a deal because I am a software engineer and one of my co-workers likes wearing an old t-shirt with cats on it, I do feel like I should try to counter this lazy look with something.Ol Beardy

Maybe some co-workers see the facial hair and think, “he must be a hard worker because he has stopped grooming himself, so that extra energy is now going towards heavy mental lifting.” Other co-workers may see me and think, “there goes Brad, I bet he’s going to sit at his desk and write a poem about oak trees. Or something.”

What better way to counter potential negative reactions than by making myself seem more productive!

Here’s the Solution …

Business.

Sure, we all know the definition. Business is, you know, an entity that makes money or whatever. But what about business as … a verb!

“Where are you going?”
“I have to go to business a Todd meeting.”
“…What’s that mean?”
“Sorry, no time, business.”
“Woah … He’s important.”

Nevermind the fact that I don’t work with a guy named Todd – The person will be flabbergasted by my business acuity. Or should I say the person will be business’d by my business acuity. (More like a business cutey! What? That doesn’t make sense. Shh, yes it does.)

Business this idea over in your brain, and let me know what you think. Meanwhile, I’ve got some important documents to business.

Quotes of the Day!

Not a big blog post today – just really liked this quote.

“That these acts are simple doesn’t mean that they are simplistic, and it hardly means that they are easy.”

– James O. Coplien

Also, I really disliked this quote.

“Tell these bitches and hos to get in line, there’s plenty of Abraham Lincoln to go around.”

– Abraham Lincoln

It may ruin the sincere quote above, but it’s from a coding book. BUT, I think that’s a brilliant line, and true to itself – it is very simple but a sentence that is clear and frank in a way that would’ve made Hemingway jealous.

Have a good weekend peoples!!!!

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