I was going to say that we all have times when we do things that are completely stupid but at the time we are doing them, they seem perfectly logical.
But maybe it’s just me.
At work one day a co-worker and I were trying to figure something out – I have no memory at this point of what it was. But since our jobs had to do with trouble-shooting in the I.T. sense, I am sure we were trying to duplicate a problem a client was experiencing.
I’m not dodging when I say I can’t remember which one of us came up with the really great idea because it was a long time ago and we have laughed about it since because whichever one of us thought of it – we both thought it would help us prove – whatever the heck we were trying to prove. We both thought it was a great idea!
We (one of us) said “let’s fax it to ourselves!” We (one of us) grabbed a document and we both raced over the fax machine expecting to be able to finally figure out whatever the problem was. We (one of us) placed the document into the tray to feed into the fax machine. We were practically spraining our arms patting ourselves on the back for being so clever in figuring out a way to solve our problem.
I don’t think we got to the part where we actually punched in the number of the fax machine – we were trying to fax FROM – before we realized what we were trying to do.
Generally faxing to the machine you are faxing from – uh – will not work. But for a couple of minutes it seemed perfectly logical and the answer to the problem we had been working on. I mean, for a minute there we thought we were the best trouble-shooters out there and that we were certainly smarter than the average bear. We always prided ourselves on thinking outside the box!
Er, nope. I think we laughed until we cried.
Last night here at home, I was finally able to achieve access to my company’s network through my work laptop, something I had signed away my first born for and promised undying loyalty to the corporation for the better part of the rest of my life – to receive permission to do.
I was excited – I was able to pull up and access the different systems I use at the office, check my email, all of the things crazy workaholic people do at home. I sent my BF an email and said “guess what I finally got?!” Meaning - this way cool VPN access. He answered me, and I started typing back.
After I had typed a fairly lengthy reply I was like “oops, I’m forgetting which laptop I’m on!” I decided that what I was typing wasn’t something I really wanted to send from my work email, but I also didn’t want to lose all I had typed.
Are you ahead of me here? You know what I did, don’t you?
I carefully “cut” before I deleted the email. I moved over to my home laptop, pulled up a new email, addressed it, put something in the subject line, and clicked on the body. Then – I clicked on paste. I must have done it something like 5 times. Paste. Gr-r-r… try again. Paste. Click. Click!!! What the …?
Yeah. Cutting from one computer and trying to paste into a different one – heh – doesn’t work.
But – it seemed so logical at the time!
Does anyone want to tell me that I’m not the only one who does things like that?
It IS just me, isn’t it?