Thursday, June 15, 2006

I've seen better days


I received this email yesterday. *Actual details have been masked to protect identities and to avoid lawsuits. however, (and thankfully) I only read it circa 2:00 pm, and was spared 1 whole day of discontentment. Instead I was discontented for what most people would regard as 1/2 of a working day.

Dear All,
We encountered colour problem on recent pilot batch of (insert code). From the cast down,the colour is in different tone as compared to lab standard, obviously it was due to problem in (insert process name) process. Colour is contaminated with some black (insert name). Therefore, can I demand an urgent meetingto settle the problem due to the urgency in delivery.
date: 14/6/2006 (today)
time: 9.30am
venue: (mentioned but shall not be revealed)

Your attendance is highly appreciated. Thank you.
Despite being discontented, I had to laugh in spite of myself after reading the mail... (much later, that is)

So, here's an open letter to the sender of the email
Damn you, woman! Where do you get off in stating 'obviously blah blah blah...' and shift the blame off yourself in something which you have minimum expertise on, on something that you've never been directly involved with? Haven't you heard of this thing called diplomacy? Or better still, don't you know how to compose a proffesional e-mail?

Just because your attempt in the lab was successful, it does not necessarily apply to all the other departments. if you had done proper research, or asked around for that matter, you would have learnt that all the differences that exist between so called "ideal condition labscale' and 'not so ideal mass pro' are for real and did not pop out of some disillusioned (insert dept name) person's head. It would have spared you embarrassment in the future as you had beautifully C.C'ed this fantastic rigmarole of yours to people you shouldn't have so early on in 'problem'.
By the way, pilot batch can be also considered to be a trial batch, so kindly go back and check the dictionary for the meaning of trial will ya?

At least i'm writing this reply in my blog, which has saved me from being a bitter person. Besides, a short report, (after doing some research, mind you) will be proof that the dept you so biasedly blamed is not in fault for the entire problem. There you go!




Anyway, this song was playing in my head for sometime... I should have heeded the warning signs, but what can I do? I despise having to label days... I suppose it all started with when I saw a fellow colleague carrying his walkie talkie from the car to the office (which means he brought it home... for what? Add in a loud guffaw here)
REM - bad day
A public service announcement
followed me home the other day
I bade it nevermind, go away.
The shit's so thick, you could stir
it with a stick
the paper wouldn't lie,
we assume the loss to mankind and
gloat and jeer with it
Broadcast me a joyful noise into the times,
Lordcount your blessings, ignore the
lowest fearwell you can't sandblast glisten
Radio no, play the game, three
words, first one shortmagazine, book, cinema, N - O -
down,many fears are gone, step down, step
downwatch a heel crush,
ah this means war
I saw the light, it can't be right
Broadcast me a joyful noise into the times,
Lordcount your blessings, ignore the
lowest fearwell you can't sandblast
It's been a bad day, please don't
take my picture
It's been a bad day, please
It's been a bad day, please don't
take my picture
It's been a bad day, please
A public service announcement
followed me home the other day
I bade it nevermind
The shit's so thick, you could stir
it with a stick
the paper wouldn't lie
we assume the loss to mankind and
gloat and jeer with it
Broadcast me a joyful noise into the
times, Lordcount your blessings, ignore the
lowest fearcome one, what more?
It's been a bad day, please don't
take my picture
It's been a bad day, please
It's been a bad day, please don't
take my picture
It's been a bad day, please
Thanks to musicfactory
Besides the meeting held in the morning (e-mail sent at 8:30 am for 9:30 meeting). In the evening, I got stuck in the same vicinity as you know who. Lots of teribble things happened. Exhausted, hungry (only a cup of nescafe and a pathetic bun the whole day), sleepy, annoyed (if i go on I can have a whole new set of the seven dwarves).
Yes... it was a bad day.

4 comments:

  1. Oh dear ... hope you're having a better day today ...

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  2. Suddenly the other 'Bad Day' song comes in mind ...

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