Friday, December 29, 2006

A day in a consultant's life...

Some days my job really looks like this:
Customer: “We are planning to build a LEGO spaceship to land on Saturn. Will you help us?”
Me: “Well… you can’t do that!”
Customer: “that’s why we hire consultants! We need expertise.”
Me: “But… You can’t build a LEGO spaceship to go to Saturn!!”
Customer: “Why not?”
Me: “You cannot seal the life module! You can’t build thrusters in Lego! Lego plastic will melt down when passing through the atmosphere!”
Customer: “See? You’re an expert! Come on let’s go”

While I normally admire this type of Blutarski-like attitude, when I am at work it really makes me feel scary….

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