Thursday, February 03, 2005

You know you live in 2005

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 16 phone numbers to reach your family of four.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You go home after a long day at work you still answer the phone in a business manner.
7. You make phone calls from home, you accidentally dial "9" to get an outside line.
8. You've sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.
10. You learn about your redundancy on the 11 o'clock news.
11. Your boss doesn't have the ability to do your job.
12. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.
13. Every commercial on television has a website at the bottom of the screen.
14. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
15. You get up in the morning and go online before getting your coffee.
16. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. :)
17. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
18. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
19. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
20. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

Many thanks to:

I might add a few:
You're conversing with more people online than you do in real life.
You're in love with at least 3 people you've never met.
When you are talking face to face with someone you think of saying LOL or BRB.
You have 23 passwords, all memorized
You really, really know #11, and the last 4 bosses have all been 10 years younger than you.
You have job interview over the phone.
You get hired over the phone.
You have been on the job for 3 months and still haven't met your boss.
You hate your boss but you tolerate him because you know in 6 months he won't be there any more.
You hate a company change but you tolerate it because you know in 6 months it's going to change anyway. And the new person's "Bright idea" for change will be to go back to what was working before they changed it.
That person with the "bright idea" gets a promotion.
There's more job security in NOT being promoted.
You hear a toilet flushing in the background on conference calls.
Once it was your toilet flush.
If it wasn't for Outlook and your PDA, you'd forget your wife's birthday...
and your anniversary...
and your kids' birthdays...
All your family's phone numbers are speed dial locations and you don't remember their real numbers.

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