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Why can't geeks lie?

By stargazerr ·
No, I am not offering an answer. I am asking a question.

I can't lie when I am at work and a sales person asks me a question. If the developer team is not giving me a time frame on when something will be done, I just pass on the message. I dont lie. I cannot lie to a customer. Even be politically correct, like you have to be sometimes at work.

Can you?


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Of course I can

by jdclyde In reply to Why can't geeks lie?

Ok, I lied. I can't lie well.

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You had me fooled!

by neilb@uk In reply to Of course I can

I was hanging on your every word.

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Hey Neil

by jdclyde In reply to You had me fooled!

you going to want the maps or not?

Still waiting to hear back from you.


And when I lie about lying, I can be very convincing! After all, how do you know which lie is a lie? ;\

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I replied straight back to your mail

by neilb@uk In reply to Hey Neil

But I'll copy the guts in here:

However, if we do go (and I seriously hope we will) then we will fly into Vegas on a Monday in October (2nd or 9th) and stay there for a few nights (it's cheap in the week) and then drive slowly via the Hoover Dam to Williams for the Grand Canyon taking stops if needed over the following weekend. That route, at least, would be extremely welcome although it doesn't look too far. We'll stay in the GC area for a couple more nights and then move on. Anything from Williams to Death Valley or somewhere near would also be very welcome indeed. What we want to do is the major national parks around the Utah-Arizona-Nevada area but I guess that's a bit vague. Well go back to Vegas to fly out.

If we can stay for three weeks then we'll probably head for SF or somewhere close.

As I say, it's still a bit up in the air so don't knock yourself out, mate, but believe that it is really appreciated that you offered!


The paradox of Epimenides. He said "Cretans, always liars". He was a Cretan and so, if you follow the logic through, you can disappear up your own backside. He is also my hero.

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Been having "issues" with spam filter

by jdclyde In reply to I replied straight back t ...

will have to go back and look for it in the cue.

I will get this ordered.

And no, it really is nothing that I will have to knock myself out over. A very easy process, as simple as the phone call I am about to make! It then takes about a week for them to mail me my package and then I will forward it on.

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JD you need to be careful of Neil

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Been having "issues" with ...

As he's been known to Stand People Up just ask GG as she's still out to inflict an enormous amount of Pain & Suffering on Neil for doing this previously.

Col ]:)

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that is why

by jdclyde In reply to JD you need to be careful ...

I am sending him to the other end of the country, so he won't be tempted to stand me up! Might be trying for some kind of record, don'tchaknow?

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something of interest, Neil

by jdclyde In reply to I replied straight back t ...

maps and tourguide books have been ordered and I am suppose to have them in four business daze. (next Wednesday).

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by neilb@uk In reply to something of interest, Ne ...

The covers every park I've ever heard of and every one I haven't heard of! I suspect that planning a route is going to be real fun.

Thanks again!


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The train from Williams?

by jc williams In reply to I replied straight back t ...

Are you guys taking the train from Williams to the GC? If you do, DO NOT GO COACH! Spend the extra few bucks and go either first class or upgrade to the observation dome. The coach class coaches are noisy and even in October are HOT! Much better seating in 1st class, better continental breakfast too (including champaign).

Also my suggestion ... book a stay-over at the El Tovar (1 or 2 nights and can be arrainged with the train ride). It will give you some time to really experience the Canyon. I have been there many times (live in-state), and if you are really froggy about hiking, etc. book a cabin or dorm bunk down at Phantom and experience the canyon like only 1% of all visitors ever do. (I am in the rarified air group, and have spent many nights either camping or staying in a cabin/bunk at Phantom.) The hike down is easy (it is all down hill), but make sure that you have really good hiking boots as it *WILL* kill your toes (I gave up counting how many times I have lost the toenails on my big toes). The hike down (if you are really *******) is about 4 hours. the hike out ??? Usually take us about 7 hours. Most take 9 hours of almost constant hiking (well 1 hour off at Indian Gardens for lunch and a break).

Of course, you can mule it down and back ...

If you need (or even want) any other sage advice, just drop me a line.

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