Lloyd, Sam and Jarod are at St. John tonight pulling some more cable while I? I am not. I helped last Saturday and apparently they are re-doing what we did then. I’m staying out of it this time.
We had a funny moment on Saturday. Lloyd and Jarod are both computer super-geeks, Sam is pretty techy and me like screen with pretty lights. Sam was telling me that watching Lloyd and Jarod think through a problem was like watching a poker game. One would say a thought, then much time would pass (while their robot brains ‘whrrrr‘d through the data, analyzing every aspect of it), then another would say something, then much time would pass (whrrr). I shared with them that back in our early marriage, I taught Lloyd some valuable human skills, such as, “When a mere mortal asks you a question, you can’t just quietly think about it – it looks like you’re blowing them off. You need to use a ‘thinking sound’, like ‘hmmmmmmm’.”
Jarod ‘whrrr‘d for a minute and then said, “That’s actually useful information. You could run a finishing school for nerds.” I just about busted a gut!
Other lessons I could teach:
Stop Using Acronyms Around Regular People.
Girls Are Not As Frightening As They Appear.
Don’t Slouch. (basic course)
Move Around. Your Blood Is Pooling In Your Butt. (advanced course)
Off to work on the syllabus!