tamarakay wrote:Why is it that whenever the hard core geeks at work figure out some really tricky thing at work they call me over and explain it in excruciating detail. Or, even more fun, the ones that call me over and talk their way through whatever it was that had them stumped. Usually as they talk they work out whatever it was that had them stuck. But really, I don't have time to stand here and watch you look for that random weird check box you found that unlocked that app-v thingy or unblocked the pipe and I really don't care what delivers the damn app, app-v or Citrix. Just pick one already and get it done! Deadlines people!
It's like taking time to praise your cat when she brings a half-dead bird or mouse to your doorstep beaming with pride. Sure you don't want that thing in the house, and sure your porch will soon be covered with feathers and grizzle, but that cat took time to bring that prize all the way to you! Alive!
That, after all that patience, ingenuity, frustration, and many failed attempts to land that bird.
But the bird isn't the real prize -- at least that first time. It's the praise of the owner the cat really wants. All that feeding and cleaning and raising that cat, and finally she's brought something back of her own to show you what's she's made of.
You give praise vocally behind the glass of the door because know the cat wants to bring it inside. No matter. The cat responds with a meow in kind, but caught up in that moment of praise, the bird is momentarily forgotten.
The grip loosened, the bird flies away to live another day.
The cat may be disappointed despite your consolation, but she'll work twice as hard for the next one.