Missing Me, Part 1

If you're the IT guy, you know how hard it is to take a vacation.  Your users need you, and they have the hardest time coping with your absence.

I asked Kay, our receptionist, to attend to the blog while I was gone.


Ricky, our IT guy, has gone to Hawaii. Can you believe he would actually leave us for more than a day? 

Let me tell you, it is not a pretty scene when IT is missing. I heard his backup has volunteered for a dreaded traveling assignment – effective immediately.

One of our esteemed accountants was just standing at Ricky's desk, looking sad.

"What's wrong?" I ask.

"My computer isn't working," he replies.

"Can I help?"

His face went from sad to 'you've got to be kidding' as he walked away shaking his head.

But the worst one, another accountant who wears glasses, is standing by Ricky's desk muttering to himself, "It's gone. He took it with him."

"Took what?" I ask.

"His cloth for cleaning his glasses, he always has it laying here" (he desperately points to a particular spot on Ricky's desk).

"You could use a Kleen and Dri. Works for the computer screens," I offer as a solution.

He looks at me with that 'you've got to be kidding' look and walks away shaking his head.

People come in the door, turn and look at Ricky's empty desk, make a funny noise and leave.  What is with that?

He's only been gone for 6 hours!

11 days to go.