Friday, April 11, 2008

What's your example?

30 comments:

Jace said...

Spent over a month designing and coding the highest priority project in the history of my company only to have my boss tell me that it's really not that important and that I should go back to doing regular tech support. Then find out that they've got other people doing what I've already done because they didn't even look at the early prototypes.

Scot Colford said...

Oh, dear. Mine's too distasteful to say. Eek. I think you may have opened a can of worms you'll regret with these two words!

Adrienne said...

Constipation?

Adrienne said...

Accidentally Ripping Your Last Condom?

Ben Sternke said...

The war in Iraq?

Chris said...

Wallpapering would have the axes the other way round.

Mori said...

For me it's time. I waste an incredible amount of time when I become frustrated....Mostly because I become very irritable.

Dave said...

Use of the word "whilst"

Anonymous said...

get off work at 1am.
wake up at 5am.
drive 40 miles into the city at 3.50/gal.
sit down in the chair.
have my blood pressure taken.
get stabbed in the face 4 times with lyda-/nova-/whachima-cane.
have mouth loaded up with blocks and suction and mirrors and drills and pokers to hear the good Dr. say,
"Oh. Well, you haven't healed from your last visit. You're going to need to come back for this another time."

Anonymous said...

Perfect. Today my coworker has been driving me crazy huffing and puffing literally all day about how much work she has to do. I kept thinking "Well if you wouldn't spend so much time B#$ching and moaning about it, you'd probably be done already. Look at me, I finished my work hours ago and now I get to surf the net!" I bet she wouldn't like that much.

PsyGuy said...

hmm... i see this graph going multiple ways... lol

Lemons said...

Gen ed classes. Specifically, the three-credit busywork course designed to make me a "global citizen".

Bim Nagaroku said...

Um... *this* is an award-nominated blog? Try actually writing something.

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about, bim? She writes a lot. It's just formatted differently than you're used to.

Illuminatus said...

Try performing a two weeks experiment without following the protocol appropriately. My present job has been like that for six months.

uncial said...

One word: spam.

canoelover said...

Clamshell packaging holding personal electronics accessories.

dharmamama said...

McMansions invading my sweet, diverse neighborhood of small, affordable homes. How much room does one family need?

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James Scott said...

For me, pretty much every time I've ever had to deal with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The last time was for a "random selection letter." Because I had the car in the mechanics for a while, I hadn't had the insurance. So I had to travel back and forth across town to get all the paperwork to prove the car hadn't been working. First it was form "A," then they told me to go get form "B," finally form "C." Each new form required travelling from one about an hour or so to the other side of town to get another piece of paperwork to turn in. Finally after a week of running around they decided they would suspend my license anyways. Whoopee.

Bryan said...

Bottled water. All that plastic used up, when someone could just buy one nice bottle and reuse it over and over and over and over and over...

why!?

Anonymous said...

procrastination. or men.

Anjuli said...

Spending an hour and a half dicing up a thin silicon wafer, only to break every single piece while trying to peel them off the dicing tape. Argh!

rapa said...

I believe Frustration should be inversely proportional to Happiness so that with more happiness, you are less frustrated and vice versa.Frustration versus waste may no be the right tempo.

knwd said...

It's really interesting how we all get such different things out of this card. I guess it's because we all bring different "baggage" into it. The simple graphs on these index cards are so much more elegant and intriguing than a 1,000 word rant.

My first thought was mostly about ecology issues. I observe all sorts of waste around me, in packaging materials, gas consumption, junk mail and catalogs, etc. and I get frustrated because I don't know how to do anything to make it better.

Aware + Helpless = Frustrated.

Specifically, I once spent 3+ hours on the phone, trying to convince companies to stop sending catalogs to me. It slowed them down for a couple of months, but then everything came flooding back into my mailbox again

Anonymous said...

a stubborn, self-righteous, spoiled, self-involved "friend"

Daniel E said...

Disposable razors "now packaged with 20% more recycled material"

Rocko said...

Low frustration, Low waste = downloading CDs from iTunes

High frustration, High waste = CD packaging from the 1980's

Puddleglum said...

People replacing everything they own with a green version, not realizing that they were just looking for an excuse to replace everything they own?

Robocats said...

I think the second derivative should be a lot higher on that.

 
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