Re: what the hell...
- From: "Mike Andrews" <mikea@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 14:32:50 +0000 (UTC)
On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 11:18:45 +0100, Davide Bianchi <davideyeahsure@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in <slrnent0ip.3c0.davideyeahsure@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
This happened just 5 minutes ago.. and it was such a lovely day 'till now...
CluelessLuserette - Hey! I'm trying to send a mail to
mailinglistthatdoesnotexists and I'm getting back this error message that
says that the mailing lists does not exists... what does that mean?
Me - hu... that the mailing lists does not exists.
<checking around in the mail pit...>
Me - And it doesn't exists 'cause YOU that were the mailing list
administrator requested the removal of such mailing list 15 days
ago (stupid bitch).
Cl - Ho... but that was a mistake!
/methink... ok, you need to open up a web page, select the list name from
a box, type down your password *twice* select a number of check boxes, then
click on ok, then you receive a mail that says "your request to remove the
mailing list so-and-so have been received" then I ask for confirmation and
then the mailing list is removed... HOW THE $%@#$! CAN IT BE 'A MISTAKE'????
Did you by any chance had a lobotomy "by mistake"?
Me - Well, is gone now.
Cl - But someone has to send a mail to that list! Can't we recreate it?
Me - Sure we can, but the list of members is gone, so the list will be
Cl - But... don't we have a backup?
Me - Not of this stuff, no.
Cl - But how is that the list got removed?
Me - HALLOOOOO! YOU requested the removal of the list.
Cl - But it was a mistake...
Yeah sure. I wish I could 'by mistake' remove you from the gene pool...
Welcome to Our Shared World.
Now, please explain to us how you happen to be a resident here and
yet are surprised, amazed, or taken aback by such behavio[u]r.
As in this conversation:
Lu: "Yes, you may delete those backups."
Me: "You understand that once I delete them, they're irretrievably
gone, and that we don't keep backups of the backups?"
Lu: "Yes, I understand. Go ahead. I don't need any part of that
project any more."
Me: <clickety-click> <files vanish permanently and irretrievably>
<smallnum minutes pass>
Lu: enters, frantic
Lu: "I need those files back right now!"
Me: "They're gone irretrievably. You told me you wanted them to be
gone irretrievably. <replays conversation>"
Lu: "But now I need them back! I'm going to my manager!"
Physics graduate: "I wonder why that works."
Engineering graduate: "I wonder how that works."
Accounting graduate: "I wonder how much it cost to make that work."
English graduate: "Do you want fries with that?" -- Deforest