After months of late nights, lost weekends, and prematurely gray or receding hair, the development team for the new communication system at CommStar successfully tested their Engineering design model. “We were overjoyed,” proclaimed lead engineer Jack Wong, “Not since my wife gave birth to our son have I felt this happy.”
Similar sentiments were expressed throughout the development team. “This is such a relief,” beamed software engineer Nick Frisbee, “I think I will be able to have sex again!” Word quickly spread to the project manager who promptly texted “nice” back to Jack. “He’s probably in a big meeting and can’t talk right now.” guessed Jack looking a little disappointed, but still trying to maintain his excitement. Half an hour later, the team received an email with a smiley-face emoticon receiving an Atta-boy pat on it’s back.
“This really blows,” muttered Jack. “I poured my life into this project for 4 months and this is all I get? The software team hasn’t gotten more than 3 hours of sleep for weeks!” Slamming his fist down on his desk, he promptly surfed over to Monster.com to announce his availability.
“Time to freshen up my resume,” echoed Nick. “I’m outta here!”