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August 20th, 2002

on dumb late-night calls

So I had to present at 8am today, so I was a good boy and went to sleep at 11:30pm after looking over my presentation.

At 1am my cell phone rings, it's the mid-shift Operations guy.

"Hello?"

"Yes, I'm from the Op Center, and such-and-such a problem has occurred again, so I am informing you."

"Well, that's not very serious, it'll wait til morning."

"Uh, the ticket said to inform the passaround pager, so I did, but no one responded, so I am informing you."

"Ummm, okay, I'm not sure why, but it'll still wait til morning. Didn't you see my vacation status saying to contact me only in event of emergency?"

(pause) "Welllll, ummmmm, this number is listed as your pager."

*huh??!* "It's both, you can page me or call me on my cell phone."

(pause) "The audio on that thing is really horrible."

*blink* "Well, um, sorry. Did you need something else?"

"No, sorry to have awakened you, have a good night."

Geez, I mean really.

So now I'm all tired and discombobulated and too full of coffee. I should go out in the sunshine and find something to do this afternoon that's warm and San Francisco. I suppose I could take the train out to Ocean Beach or something.

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