After I left the power plant and went to work for Dell on August 20, 2001, I wrote letters back to my friends at the plant letting them know how things were going. This is the forty ninth letter I wrote. Keep in mind that at the time when I originally penned this letter I didn’t intend on it being posted online.
08/28/02 – Humor at Dell
Dear friendly Soonerites,
I heard a story today while I was sitting in my cubicle typing away. Munavar told Vinod a story about how he and Phat had went to the movies the other night. They said when they got there, who should they see, but Sumant and Rajarao.
Then I heard Mahesh one cubicle over from mine start chuckling. He said, “I told you so”. Then Vinod looked rather stunned, and Munavar walked off with a smile that reminded me of Leroy Godfrey right after he had pulled one over on L. D. Hull.
I thought I would relay this story to you guys so that you will be able to enjoy it as much as I did. It was a knee-slapper, no doubt. Somehow I was able to maintain my composure.
Today, I started working on the PowerPoint Presentation that I will be giving on Friday. One of my teammates kept walking in my cubicle this afternoon to ask me questions, and he kept looking suspiciously at my computer screen and turning his head sideways as if something on the monitor would make more sense if his head was crooked. I told him it would all be clear on Friday afternoon during our quarterly luncheon.
I’ll let you guys know how it goes next Tuesday. I’m making this short because it is already late in the day, and the database is extra slow right now…… Hmmmm….. How did that database get so slow? Ray? Do you know? I wonder if it has the same problem that SAP has.
Note to reader: To learn more about how I slowed down the SAP database read the post Hitting the Power Plant HR Cardboard Ceiling.
I’ll write later,
Your friend from Austin,
Kevin James Anthony Breazile
Kevin J. Breazile
CIA: Customer Experience, Integrated Services Model, and Ariba
—When the Mission seems Impossible, call the CIA!–
Dell Computer Corporation