The fruit stand was packed to the gills with fruit, all meticulously stacked and ordered into piles, rows and boxes. One would think that a shop like this does brisk trade given all the human traffic from the station - thousands of people must pass this shop every day. However, in the 10 mins I was standing there, nobody bought any of the neatly ordered and boxed fruit.” — Business Lessons Learned from the Fruit Stand - Yongfook’s posterous
I once had a client call me in a panic from their annual holiday in France:
CLIENT: I have an urgent problem…
ME: Ok, what’s up and I’ll see if I can try and fix it
CLIENT: Well there’s something up with my site and I need you to fix it immediately. I’ve just gone onto my website from the villa and the whole site is coming up in English not French.
ME: That’s correct, it’s an English website.
CLIENT (at this point very irate) : I know, but I’m in France!!! Shouldn’t it be in French when I log on from France so that French people can read what I do?
I have a spelling checker;
It came with my PC.
It plainly marks four my revue
Mistakes I cannot sea.
I’ve run this poem threw it;
I’m sure your pleased too no.
It’s letter-perfect in it’s weigh.
My checker tolled me sew.
I’ll try and spend more time with my piano this holidays. Been feeling so deprived of it recently.