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ex_matelot
8th Apr 2006, 23:42
You know you live in the 00's when ....

You know that you're living in the 00'ies when ....
1.You try to enter your password on the microwave.

2.You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3.You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three

4.You e-mail your mate who works at the desk next to you.

5.Your reason for not staying in touch with friends is that they do not have e-mail addresses.

6.When you go home after a long day at work you still answer the phone in a business manner.

7.When you make phone calls from home, you accidentally insert a"9" to get an outside line.

8.You've sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.

9.Your company's welcome sign is attached with Velcro.

10.Your CV is on a disk in your pocket.

11.You learn about your redundancy on the 11 o'clock news.

12.Your biggest loss from a system crash was when you lost all of your best jokes.

13. Your supervisor doesn't have the ability to do your job.

14. Contractors outnumber permanent staff and are more likely to get long-service awards.

15. I.T. staff salaries are higher than all the Third World countries annual budgets combined.

16. Interviewees, despite not having the relevant knowledge or experience, terminate the interview when told of the starting salary.

17. Free food left over from meetings is your staple diet.

18. Your supervisor gets a brand-new state-of-the-art laptop with all the latest features, while you have time to go for lunch while yours boots up.

19. Being sick is defined as you can't walk or you're in hospital.

20. There's no money in the budget for the five permanent staff your department desperately needs, but they can afford four full-time management consultants advising your boss's boss on strategy.

21. Your relatives and family describe your job as "works with computers".

AND THE CLINCHERS ARE...

22. You read this entire list, and kept nodding and smiling

23. As you read this list, you think about forwarding it to your "friends"

24. It crosses your mind that your jokes group may have seen this list already, but you don't have time to check so you forward it anyway.

25. You got this email from a friend that never talks to you anymore, except to send you jokes from the net.

26. This email has 20 different disclaimer notes at the bottom, telling you that the information is confidential, but you forward anyway.

27. You stick this list on your website.

:ok:

airship
8th Apr 2006, 23:50
This situation is what Frenchmen all over France are trying to avoid mon ami! :ok:

Whirlygig
8th Apr 2006, 23:58
Too true to be funny! :}

6.When you go home after a long day at work you still answer the phone in a business manner.

Years ago (in the late 80s), I had a job as a telephonist for TNT near Hounslow. We were instructed to always answer the phone, "Thank you for calling TNT London, can I help you?" with a nice little sing-song inflexion at the end!

I got home one evening, the phone rang, and I answered, "thank you for calling Whirlygig, can I help you?" :eek:

Plus ca change, plus c'est le meme chose

Cheers

Whirls

tinpis
9th Apr 2006, 02:19
I had a job as a telephonist for TNT near Hounslow.

Shouldnt that be
"Oh goodness gracious me yes thank you very much for calling TNT how can we be helping you please thank you ?"

LordGrumpy
9th Apr 2006, 08:33
You know you live in the 00's when..

When some kindly soul reminds you about Mornington Crescent!