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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Stupidity Begets Stupidity

Dear Diary,

I am not a spontaneous guy.  I prefer to think things out so that I can be prepared for the "unexpected."  However, one summer afternoon when I was a sophomore in college a friend of mine had an extra ticket to a 311 concert in San Diego.  Without thinking I accepted the offer to leave my house right then and there to go to the concert.  I had a great time and it will be an experience that I will never forget.  In fact, for a few weeks after the concert I carried the ticket stub with me in my wallet as a reminder of the fun I had.

Those that were more fortunate and got to go backstage of the concert probably had to wear a backstage pass.  I kept my ticket in my wallet, but a backstage pass needs to be worn around your neck for a few extra days, right?  I can see that.

Well, a growing number of people at [...BEEP...] have decided to take the backstage pass concept and apply it to our cardkeys.  I have been working at [...BEEP...] for almost one year now and I am seeing more and more of my co-workers wearing their cardkeys like they were backstage passes.  Stupidity begets stupidity.

It is absurd to me that they are doing this.  Our cardkeys do not have our pictures on them and they do not open doors.  They do not do anything except for letting us in and out of the parking structure.  Here is the picture I took of you and the cardkey, Diary.  Do you see how ugly that cardkey is?

I am at a loss for words on this one.  It makes no sense to me.  I do not know what is worse; wearing a cardkey like a backstage pass or that time in elementary school when I wore curly shoelaces for the whole school year.

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