Nice sentiment, but it scans better when the lines are broken up like this:
It is what you read
when you don’t have to
what you will be
when you can’t help it
Yet another variation on the “Keep Calm and Carry On” meme:
Seen at Starbucks on Thursday:
What would go into a Starbucks box whose contents label reads “UGLY” in large black letters? My guess is that it’s the “toffee” that goes into the Toffee Mochas. Those things taste terrible and led to me to quip that “toffee” must be some kind of Seattle slang for “ass”.
Nick “Ask the Headhunter” Corcodilos wrote this about my recent come-work-for-Microsoft piece, Developer Evangelist. Toronto Area. Now Hiring. Maybe You?:
I still think the best way to find great people to hire is to go where they hang out and talk to them.
But if you’re gonna post something online to tell people about your organization and to get them interested… Joey deVilla over at Microsoft Canada has a good idea.
Just tell people about your business.
This ain’t rocket science. Here’s why deVilla scores major points with me. This is a guy talking about a job he loves doing himself. He’s telling you what gets him up in the morning, about his boss, about the cool gear you’d get to work with, about the team’s philosophy, and much more. The sort of stuff you wouldn’t ordinarily find out til you showed up for an interview.
And that’s the point. deVilla is telling you up front what this gig is really like. Yah, he makes it look great — there’s definitely some selling going on here. But lordy, there’s no selling at all going on in that other document. If deVilla’s posting makes it look like working with his team is a party, that HR word pile up above makes it look like life in a straitjacket!
For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: “It might have been!"
All too true. The stuff I really regret – thankfully, there’s very little of that — is what I didn’t do.
Thanks to the ambiguity introduced by the word “just”, the author of the message might be expressing regret that the act had escalated beyond kissing and into serious “viewer discretion is advised” territory, which is probably something you shouldn’t be doing in a friend’s kitchen.