Thursday, June 24, 2010

Professional hazards - I

Yesterday, I received a friend's email via Yahoo groups. The subject was: What To Do When You Are Trapped in A lift? I didn't see any content or attachment in that email, so I ignored it.

This morning a friend from that group responded to that thread with this: So what do you do, press the "untrap" button?

Instead of 'getting' the joke, the first thought that crossed my mind was: Shouldn't that be "click" the untrap button?

Then I realized, the lift might not be one of those cools ones with a touch-screen input panel. Where do they have any of those anyway, except in sci-fi movies? Also, in that case, shouldn't we call it "touching" the untrap button? Then again, that would be wrong because we're actually touching the screen and not the button as such.

By then the joke died a silent death. Dang the profession!

PS: Initially, I wrote content / attachment, but scratched that to include "or." Like we say in Indie English... I'm a gone case. Mera kuchh nahi ho sakta.


Anonymous said...

haha made me laugh..:)

though ur experience was a sober one..

Mine professional hazard was much more terrible read here

Peeves said...

Hee hee hee! Happens with me frequently!

When is "Professional hazards - II" coming?

simplypallu said...

When something hazardous happens :)

Anonymous said...

Ummm...professional hazard at home is worse...specially when your hubby comes back late from office and wants to know if there are any "issues or concerns" I'd like to 'raise' before he settled for the night!!
Hazardous for him atleast ;)

simplypallu said...

I can tell you a worse one: we're busy in the middle of (ahem!) things, the product is about to be 'released,' and there I am, thinking how the documents can be published on time because we don't have item codes generated yet.
(Kill me for this one, but couldn't avoid the pun!)

Anonymous said...

You'll kill me girl!!
I'm laughing so hard here , my friends are wondering whats wrong :D !!

Killer Pun indeed :D