June 28th, 2008

I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS

Yesterday was the last day of my job. I worked there for just about exactly two years. When I started the job, they handed me two buckets and said "Here, carry water." There was a lot of water to carry. I started carrying water with one hand and building pipes with the other.

After a while, I got us to hire Jesse jes5199. I said, "Jes, they don't think these 'pipes' are going to work." Jesse said, "They're wrong", and busted out his pipe-building machinery. Six months later, we had a whole bunch of pipes and were building more as fast as we could to keep up with the water, and I was still running around with a bucket from time to time.

Another six months of that. This was where the learning really started, because now we had pipes to maintain. I learned so much. And then, they did a wonderful thing which I didn't appreciate at the time: in January, six months before I left, before they had any idea I was leaving, they said, "Lindsey, teach everyone else how to do what you do." I said, "Oh, I can do that later; it won't take very long." They said, "Start now."

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Stacy: *holding up a socket wrench* Paul! What is this?
Paul: ...A socket wrench?
Stacy: No, no. What else is it? It has two purposes! It's dual-purpose.
Paul: You can fight a duel with it?
Stacy: ...
Paul: ...
Arlo: Three purposes.