“…At Least There May Be Bacon.”


Today I’m going to be at an offsite with a bunch of other managers from the VS team. When I was younger, I always looked forward to offsites as an opportunity to learn something, to play around, and (really) to take a day off from work. As I’ve gotten older, offsites have taken on a different meaning – a slightly different set of four walls, a slightly different set of Microsoft employees, and the opportunity to demonstrate my poor penmanship on those large paper easels. On the upside, at least may be bacon.

Comments (3)

  1. Xepol says:

    Whoa, someone needs a loooooong vacation. Oh, and another word in that last sentence.

  2. johnmont says:

    Oh come on: are you trying to tell me that you don’t look forward to offsites for the food? I mean, BACON — I almost never eat that at home. This morning I got *five pieces*. Made my whole day.

    And yes, I’m easily amused.

  3. Xepol says:

    Amused?  No, Heck half the point of the MS events is the breakfast and lunch (I hate it when they cheap out and do the morning and afternoon sessions as "seperate" just to avoid providing lunch)  But the other half is the learning…

    I’m just saying you’ve gotten to the point where the only benefit is the bacon, you might need a looong vacation to the edge off that burn out, das all.

    Bacon IS great (they don’t give US bacon, but we do get croissants, which is the only time I have them (yum)… if only the coffee wasn’t so damn toxic)

    Ok, I tell a lie, the bags full of goodies at the end are also a big plus… My kids have spent years dressed in MS wear, I think people suspect that I’ve sold ’em off to MS!  But still, the learning is a big part (mind you, you could drag me to a lecture about the most boring topic in the world if there were free coffee cups at the end!  I keep hoping MS ‘ll hand out MSDN or technet coffee cups… we all gotta dream!)