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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

BUSHED, RANTING AND RAVING

Why does everyone seems to want something from >d® lately? [At work, I mean] It’s been insane, for real. Everyone and their mama knows when Christmas is, needless to say. Submit all your graphics orders well in advance, damnit!

Why then, pray tell, wait a week before Christmas to suddenly order stuff? Then the customers have the audacity to call me every hour on the hour talking about: ‘Is it ready yet?” Graphic design is serious business and I hate putting crap out there. In a perfect world I’d want any >d® Original Design to induce oohs and aahs from anyone looking at it. I love it when I’m driving around and see a sign I made; it’s gratifying. Some self-proclaimed ‘artistically liberated’ customers force me though to put $hit out there that I’d never ordinarily create and that’s what’s been happening this week, as much as I dislike it.

That’s when the GIGO principle comes to play, the Garbage In, Garbage Out principle. They give me scrawled-out, damn near indecipherable designs and I’m supposed to magically transform them into designs akin to those in the Sistine Chapel? Getouttahere, like mutumia says!

Shoot, maybe I should’ve handed some of these customers copies of the sign hanging over my trash can that reads: Lack of preparation on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. [The sign hangs over the trash can coz that’s where the order is going if the customer keeps bugging. >d don’t play!]

Hmm…. maybe, with the sign, I should also include a copy of my Friendship Prayer, thanks to CK, that also hangs somewhere in my office. That one brings me nothing but comfort every time I feel my fist itching to go through the drywall. It reads: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the crotch of the person that ruins your day; and may their arms be too short to scratch. I instantly feel the stress lessen every time I read that one, believe you me.

Now that the bitching session is over, let me be out. Hopefully I’ll revert to my usual, reasonably amicable self by tomorrow; joy had better come in the morning!

7 comments:

mutumia said...

Ngai Baba! That is a Friendship prayer?!

Pole sana for the vexation- I have guys who'll come and try and get me to harakisha stuff sometimes and they don't seem to get that it's not even about paying extra. It's stuff going out (that I'm unhappy with) with my name attached that's bad for business and bad for me.

May the fleas of a thousand camels...

>d® said...

The inevitable continues today: some dude asks if he can get something by tomorrow a.m. Arrrghhhh!

All good tho. Some of that kake I make for bossman will, hopefully, trickle down the food chain into yours truly's bank account. [Yeah right, picture that!]

Msanii_XL said...

"May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the crotch of the person that ruins your day; and may their arms be too short to scratch"...si this is some cold shit!

Breath..he he he its the holidays

>d® said...

Msanii, I'm only working half the day tomorrow and will be off till the 3rd, that's the only consolation. Tomorrow can't get here soon enough though!

Poi said...

So I hope witchu joy did come in the morning hihihiih

I'm feeling you on this. So yesterday we go out for our xmas work lunch and we all having a good one in this really fancy restaurant by the beach sipping on champagne, giggling as everyone blurts out their best xmas/xmas gift and crap.

After desert our oh so....boss goes about how we gotta turn-in a monthly report for mid-Jan to her by 4pm. Then twas 2pm and before we drove back to work twas 3pm and dang we was all pissed off by then seeing as we only 5 in our dept and she does zilch so read 4.

So can I please get a copy of the sign that hangs by the trash can or could you please say it for me each time you say it? lol

I'm also working half-day tommorrow and boy can i wait?

Happy Thursday :)

>d® said...

Joy almost didn't make it this morning Poi. Much better day than yester though, that's faw shaw. [I need to stop saying that]

gishungwa said...

Now that is a friend CK plus the hands being to short ouch. Hope i made your day so that the fleas dont happen. Interesting....