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The New Norm

Some people may recall that I have a well-meaning but workaholic colleague whom, for reasons, I refer to online as "Norm."

Lately, as my retirement impends and my job description morphs to cleanup-and-closure, I've had less and less to do with Norm, and it's been lovely. Norm has, however, handed a project off to me to finish up. I think he sees it as the peanut-butter jar with the stuck lid: if I can get the lid off now it's because he loosened it.

I see it as my task to de-Normify the project (which is to say, cut a lot of self-important workaholic bullshit out of it).

So anyway, the day I took over the project, the customer appointed a new project manager for their side. And guess what?
  • He looks like Norm
  • He acts like Norm
  • He talks like Norm
  • His name is fuckin' Norm
I am not kidding. He has the same actual first real name as Norm. It's...the eternal recurrence. Or something.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comments.

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roxymissrose
May. 20th, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
Haunted by the living... *g*
emeraldsedai
May. 20th, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
The gods of retirement are having their little joke on me.
altariel
May. 20th, 2013 07:34 pm (UTC)
The universe is just taking the piss.
emeraldsedai
May. 20th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
Right? The universe is good at that. In fact, I'm pretty sure that's the universe's chief power source.
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