10.14.2005

Overheard in the trench

You know what the great thing about complaining is? It's that you can stop complaining!

John: You're listening to me, but you're not understanding me.
Jack: No, I'm disagreeing with you. That doesn't mean I'm not listening to you or understanding what you're saying - I'm doing all three at the same time.

John: Jack, Sam wants you to write a note on ...
Jack: Sam wants me?
John: Yeah.
Jack: Sam wants me to write a note on ...?
John: Sam needs it by end of day.
Jack: Are you sure he doesn't want someone who, you know, isn't staggeringly overqualified for the job?

Category: C++ Quant > Fix the Job You Got

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