Thursday, May 08, 2008

Jedi Mind Trick

I *really* don't wanna talk to that guy...Lately, my boss (The Golfer) has developed a new super-power: The precognitive ability to know when Captain Silver Lining is looking for him. It's sorta like a very specific Spidey-sense. Golfer leaves the office. Within 2 minutes, Captain Silver Lining comes by looking for him.

This has gone on for the past two weeks. Every time Captain Silver Lining has come looking for the Golfer, he's just left.

He has to walk past all three of our desks (myself, the Leggy Blonde Wanna-Be, and Big Dawg) before he gets to the Golfer's office. Generally, we just let him walk on through. We know Golfer's not there... we could easily spare him the trouble. But that just wouldn't be as much fun.

Confounded by life's harsh truthsSometimes, instead of silence we'll give him vague answers. This is even more fun, because it gives him false hope. "He was in there earlier,..." or "I think he *might* be gone..." Just a hint of uncertainty in your voice is all it takes, and Captain Silver feels compelled to go look, just in case we're wrong.

Captain Silver has gone so far as to say that the Golfer has Jedi mind powers, a claim which none of us have denied.

Late last week, a true oddity occurred... Captain Silver came by looking for the Golfer, and he'd been gone for the past hour. I told him, "The Golfer knew you were coming. He's been planning your disappointment hours in advance."

The Force is everywhere... the trees... the stream... the SQL Database Engine...Who knows? It might be true. I just know I've got a one-on-one training session with him today. Something about making rocks hover in the air...


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