Monday, June 25, 2007 word of the day [abstruse] one minute writing exercise

I didn't think the man's request was abstruse. He handed me a folder full of documents and said, "I'll need you to copy the whole thing for me." I returned with the original and one copy of it's entire contents. He looked surprised and said, "Oh, you must have misunderstood me. I'll need you to make two more copies." I hadn't misunderstood in the slightest. He'd never mentioned a number of any kind let alone three. I didn't bother to argue but went back and made two more copies. If I didn't argue he'd go away sooner.

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