Note to self: keep notes to self private

Two recent conversations sparked by cryptic notes I scribbled on post-its:

At home

Mr E Man: “Cath, what’s an e-Pig?”

Me: “What?”

Mr E Man: “On this post-it, look. ‘e-Pig meeting’”

Me: “OH! That’s my short-hand for epigenetics”

Mr E Man: “Well, that’s disappointing.”

(I now write it as epiG instead of just epig).

At work

Colleague: “Tuesday looks like it’s gonna be interesting”

Me: “Huh?”

Colleague: “Your post-it says ‘Replacement brain – Tuesday’”

Me: “…Replacement brain sample. Arriving on Tuesday. I have to complete the work request details”

Colleague: “That makes more sense.”

In other brain-related slip-ups, I was working on a spreadsheet at the end of the day yesterday and kept mistyping “frontal lobe” as “frontal love”. In my defence, my day had started with a 6am teleconference, and it was 5pm at the time; deciding to go to the pub and finish the spreadsheet on Monday seems to have been a good call.

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3 Responses to Note to self: keep notes to self private

  1. John Gilbey says:

    “Are Post-Its considered open source…?” Discuss… :-)

    • Cath@VWXYNot? says:

      They should make post-its pre-printed with different Creative Commons licensing options!

      (I have some that are pre-printed with “WTF”, with little checkboxes at the bottom for “!”, “?”, and “?!”. Best office Secret Santa EVAH!)

  2. Chall says:

    Awesome! (For the record, I short hand e-pig to epi… Maybe not as good either) my main problem would be that ppl can’t really read my post its since my hand writing is a little…. Cursive? Challenged? Whathaveyou ;)

    As for the long word day, sounded very good to leave for beer. There will always be more to do Monday!