I was back at work yesturday already ... and will be tomorrow too. I?m not complaining ... I like working between the days (german expression for the time between christmas and new year, dunno if that works in english). Most people have holiday-leave and a lot of others have called in sick so it?s very quiet and realxing. I think I haven?t gotten as much work done as yesturday than any other day the whole year.I was back at work today :O
on the downside...I get more work done in the days between Xmas and New Year than I do any other time of the year. It's a novelty being able to start and finish something without interruption. And the bonus is most of the idiots are on leave, so they don't break stuff. I can actually spend time doing something other than fixing broken stuff.
I reckon we should do this 4 times a year (call it "Idiot Free Week"). All my not-screemingly-urgent stuff would be up to date then.
Santa's a Health Menace? Media Everywhere Are Falling for It?But the Study Was Meant as a Joke
Around the world, news outlets have been reporting on a new study in BMJ, the U.K.'s leading medical journal. In the article, titled "Santa Claus: A Public Health Pariah?," Australian epidemiologist Nathan Grills meticulously lays out the reasons why Santa Claus is a terrible role model?a danger to children everywhere. [...]Here's the thing. The entire "study" was a joke. It was satire. You've heard of Christmas in July? Well, this was April Fool's Day in December.
"It's supposed to be spreading a bit of Christmas cheer," explains Grills. He wonders if the sense of humor was lost because maybe some of the reporters read the press release but never read the actual article.[...]