Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Do I have detail-oriented co-workers?

You decide.

When we run out of office or shop supplies, someone will usually start a shopping list and pin it to the bulletin board. The last guy who started a list put a title at the top:

"Things We Need To Get"

Personally, I don't think a shopping list needs a title. A piece of paper, tacked to the corkboard, exactly where our shopping lists have hung for the last 15 years, with items like "copy paper" and "staples" written on it, is probably going to be... well, self-evident as to its purpose. But okay. If you want to title it, then "Things We Need To Get" is a fine title. It's to the point and an accurate description of what this mystery piece of paper is.

A few days later, I noticed the list had been revised. The title, "Things We Need To Get" had been crossed out. Underneath, a new title had been typed in to more accurately describe the purpose of this piece of paper:

"Shopping List"

Whew. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

1 comment:

Shauna said...

That's not even detail-oriented. That's... ummmm... I don't actually know what that is. It's retarded is what it is. Someone obviously thought that "Things we need to get" sounded just a little too unprofessional for a HAND WRITTEN NOTE TACKED TO A CORK BOARD. Snobby, self-important, too-much-free-time-on-their-hands co-workers... that's what you've got.