IT Support vs Management

Posted by batman on Jun 27th, 2008
2008
Jun 27

A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

The woman below replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.

“You must be in IT Support” said the balloonist.

“I am,” replied the woman, “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I’ve no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help at all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip.”

The woman below responded, “You must be in Management.”

“I am,” replied the balloonist, “but how did you know?”

“Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault.”

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Wacky Wine Weekend

Posted by batman on Jun 10th, 2008
2008
Jun 10

Wacky Wine Weekend


The 5th Wacky Wine Weekend held in the Robertson/McGregor/Ashton/Bonnievale region of the Western Cape from the 6th-8th June was once again a resounding success – the atmosphere completely untempered by the severe cold and rainy weather. By all accounts attendance was at an alltime high, as most certainly were the sales of wine bottles.

Your Wacky Wine Weekend passport costs R40, and this includes and enormous tasting glass (not one of those little tulip varieties). It must be purchased at your first stop, and stays with you throughout the weekend. There’s a certain sense of cameraderie walking amongst similar-minded people – all with their large glass up in the air.

All sorts of activities were on offer – from oysters at Bon Courage, and a Sparkling ‘Blush’ at Van Loveren, to big screen TV’s broadcasting the rugby, to braaivleis, sushi and archery and a mountain bike funride. The children were also looked after with jumping castles and face-painting – to mention but a few.

Sunday was spent with “The Baron of McGregor” – Barry and his wife Ruth, guiding a trip up to one of the highest peaks in the area – on an open-back truck with about 50 freezing people. Suffice it to say even more wine was consumed on that truck…

It once again lived up to its title as “the most unpretentious wine event” – and i’ll definitely be back next year. Roll on 2009!

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