July 13, 2004

Office Space Oddity

Heard in meeting:

"The budget numbers we prophesied should continue to remain constant and guarantee full funding through September..."

Excuse me. Prophesied? Let's just say you meant projected, couldn't come up with it, and delved into the far reaches of the brain for a synonym. Prophesied is what you went with? When did the budgetary process go Biblical? In the beginning the budget request came from on high. The numbers were good and it pleased the CFO and the consultants rejoiced.

So, another round of meetings tomorrow but they should be somewhat less painful and less plentiful. And today's lunch thing? Turned out pretty well. Now, if I can avoid dreaming of axe murderers and walking into furniture in the middle of the night...

Posted by Chris at July 13, 2004 09:06 PM

hee. i think you've got the tone of it just right. *amused*

Posted by: Heather at July 13, 2004 09:27 PM

Leave it to The Cactus to pick up on something like that. Although, yes, I agree...totally inappropriate and egoist. "We PROPHESIED this..."

Sure, folks, whatever. :)

Posted by: Zandria at July 13, 2004 10:00 PM

Next thing you know they will pull a Madonna and make you call them Moses or something. Prophesied...someone got creative and used the thesaurus button in Word.

Posted by: myllissa at July 13, 2004 11:00 PM

Lo, though an overabundance of middle managers may remain a thorn in your side, and you may be visited by a plague of imcompentant assistants, remember that I am with you, and here to IM any time you get seriously pissed off.

Posted by: Amalah at July 13, 2004 11:08 PM

Let's just hope their next speech doesn't begin with:

But they failed in their quest to meet the budget and the results were apocalyptic.

Posted by: HR Lady at July 14, 2004 07:12 AM

If they prophesied the numbers, why are they saying what "should" happen? They don't sound very confident; did God leave that part out?

Posted by: Fraulein N at July 14, 2004 08:45 AM

Ah, the axe murderer dreams are tough to stop once they start, aren't they?

Posted by: Mike at July 14, 2004 10:56 AM