Date: Thu, 13 Jan 94 19:56:30 PST
[Ever wonder what Microsoft employees do in their time off? No, I don't mean
the time from midnight to six a.m., I mean those two weeks of vacation they get
every leap year. Well, listen in as we follow three Microsoft employees who
are doing something constructive for their vacation... -psl]
From: Chris LaFournaise <storm.cs.orst.edu!lafourc>
From: PAUL R. HAGNER Dept. of Pol. Sci., Wash. State University
A pickup with three guys in it pulls into the lumber yard. One of the guys
gets out and goes into the office.
"I need some four-by-two's," he says.
"You must mean two-by-four's" says the clerk.
The guy gets a kind of a blank stare and scratches his head. "Wait a
minute," he says, "I'll go check." He goes out to the truck. The window
gets rolled down, and there's an animated conversation. Finally the guy
comes back in.
"Yeah," he says, "I meant two-by-fours."
"OK," says the clerk, "how long you want 'em?"
The guy gets the blank look again. "Uh . . . I guess I better go check,"
he says. He goes out to the truck, again. There's another animated
conversation. The guy comes back into the office.
"A long time," he says, "we're building a house".
© 1994 Peter Langston