Boss-across-the-hall-update: on again, off again

He cut our weekly Business Intelligence staff meeting short because he’s tired today. And why is he tired? Because it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Boss-across spent all day Saturday and Sunday stringing Christmas lights around fifteen pine trees in his front yard. As a final touch, he installed a sensor that will automatically turn on the lights when the sun goes down.

At first, everything went as planned: it got dark, and the lights came on. Hundreds of bright, white lights that tricked the sensor into a false sense of daylight, causing it to turn off the lights. And immediately it was dark again, so the trusty sensor turned the lights back on. And off. And on.

Back to the staff meeting. Boss-across-the-hall told us that our group is going to test the company’s instant messaging software:

Becky: I am not putting IM on my computer unless I have to.
Boss-across: You have to.
Boss-across: Meeting over. I’m very tired from all of the Christmas lights.

6 responses to “Boss-across-the-hall-update: on again, off again”

  1. Bernard (The Beat is back)

    That has got to be the best Christmas lights story that I have heard.

  2. Dana

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! ok literally i laughed aloud and nearly spit my coffee at the thought of mr handy and his lights and how smug he probably was thinking of the sensor and then THE CHAGRIN at their failure!
    that is JUST PRICELESS!

  3. Bernard (The Beat is back)

    So…it seems that the instant messaging software is BATH’s attempt to add “Christmas lights” to your computer.

  4. Splurge

    Yes, that is rather amusing!
    That’s about as practical as installing ‘The Clapper’ to a light in a room with an echo.

  5. Theresa

    SH put our ridiculously oversized and overlighted tree on a timer. He set the time for it to come on, but not the time it was currently. I was awakened at 3am by tree sunrise in my front room… downstairs.

  6. aboutJane

    I love your blog. It just makes me laugh.

    Happy Holidays!