Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I could also play one on TV

When I went off to college, in a far-away city, the folks and I decided it would be a good idea if I signed up for some frequent-flyer programs. You know how the applications have the boxes to check for your salutation (Mr., Mrs., Ms., etc.)? Well, I checked "Dr." At 20, I found this to be hilarious. Whenever I have called customer service, I have been referred to as "Doctor." Again, this was much more amusing to me at 24 then at 34.

The official ceremony is not until May, but, as of yesterday, I am pleased to report that I am no longer living a lie. Now, if only the advanced degree actually came with a job.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Another vague post

Let's say you have a plan. The goal of this plan is not relevant; maybe it's to colonize Mars, maybe it's to ensure the Detroit Lions win the Super Bowl. Part of this plan, though, involves poisoning a number of people. Not a large number of people, just a few. This is done covertly, and even if it is discovered that these people have been poisoned, the cause will be attributed to asbestos or unwashed spinach or something.

Would you make a list of these people? Would you leave this list in a place where anyone, at all, could find it? Would there be any possible reason to have a paper trail of this particular deed?