- I could've, and probably should've, kicked his ass, but it would have been unbecoming.
- My boss is an idiot.
As for the second, Scott Adams has made a fortune out of it with Dilbert. As a staple of conversation, it is almost up there with talk of the weather. Yet it leaves me with the uncomfortable feeling that it is mostly we have not found a vocation, who are putting in an honest day's work at any one of several jobs we might have held, who tell it. I don't think the members of the technical staff at the old Bell Labs were telling this story, or the engineers at Intel or Google.
Have I told these stories? Yes, you bet. Have I told them as often as I did before about 1987? I hope not.