Toilet humour

Whilst not wishing to lower the tone of this blog, some things cannot pass without comment.

Whilst sitting on the throne in the office toilet (rest room for our American cousins) you can expect to hear a variety of noises, most of which, whilst impolite in common society, are forgiven in this environment due to the nature of the task at hand.

One thing you never expect to hear is the noise I heard this morning. What was it I hear you ask? What could be so terrible? Well, I never thought I would be accompanied from the next cubicle along by…

… the tapping of a laptop keyboard.

Now this could be taken two ways. It could be viewed as an innovative use of dead-time to gain maximum productivity, much in the spirit of the story from Microserfs in which a Bug, a Microsoft employee, believes BillG lavishes stock on those employees seen taking a shortcut across the neatly manicured grass outside his office. Conversely it could be seen as a lament on the way that we are driven so hard in the workplace that even the last refuge of peace, and time to think for yourself, has gone.

Alternatively, and much more to my liking, we could use it as a source for humour. Was he investigating a core dump? Inspecting a particularly large log? Readers, its over to you…

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