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False Start
When watching races, sometimes I'll see a false start. Let's imagine speed skating, but it could be any kind of race. The gun goes off, and the skaters throw their whole bodies into the effort of winning the race. Arms pumping, blades clattering, chips of ice flying... then the referee flags everybody down: they need to restart, because somebody did something wrong.

There is a huge disconnect, as the skaters go from putting everything they have into going forward fast, into... nothing. All that energy and adrenaline suddenly has nowhere to go. They mill around, deflated, until they reorganize themselves back on the line to start again.

This is essentially what is going on at work. It's been all, "GO GO GO faster MOVE.... no wait, never mind."

Now things are stressful and confusing, and we're all milling around kicking at ice chips waiting for whatever comes next.

In other news, does anybody know anything about ePrize?
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aiela From: aiela Date: September 16th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I sorta know someone who works there, or at least did - we talked on IM a bit after meeting on OKCupid but it never went anywhere. We still say hi occasionally. He didn't seem to dislike it, but we didn't talk about it much.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 17th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. (:
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: September 16th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
i know of a few folks that worked there - not sure if they still do, but I can do some digging and get back to you. REMIND ME!
dagibbs From: dagibbs Date: September 17th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Start/stop really sucks. Some of my travel tends to be like that... customer is all gung-ho, we're planning classes... then boom, not approved at the financial side and everything crashes. Screws with my plans and my life.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 17th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Soooo frustrating!
djinnthespazz From: djinnthespazz Date: September 17th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Hah!

Um, yeah. I know that feeling.
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