on this day, mum paid $50 expecting an hourly maid to come in to do 2 hours of chores.
maid arrived at 0900hr, briefed by mum, started work, and packed to leave at 1000hr.
mum: hey! why you work for only half an hour and you are leaving? you’re supposed to work till 11am right?
maid: no, 10am is correct.
mum: but i paid you $50 when your hourly rate is $25.
maid: yes yes. i spent 30 mins to come from home to here, spent 30 mins to discuss the work with you, cleaned the house for 30 mins, and i still need 30 mins to go home. so all in all, 120 minutes = 2 hours. IF i were to work 1 min extra, that would really be courtesy of me. you ought to write me a “Thank You” card to show your gratitude! but for now, bye-bye (:
i’m utterly impressed when mum related the story to me (:
(credit: Rubbermaid/ CC BY 2.0)
(disclaimer: all characters appearing in this work are fictitious. any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. the only real person here is “i”)
chanced upon this via @hiannie‘s tweet, it’s called The Ostrich Story — choose your words carefully or you may regret for life, enjoy 😛
saw this post on smashingmagazine, it’s a stroll down memory lane indeed. those of us who’s still playing games today, you’ll really noticed how far computer games had progressed over the past 20-30years. of the many games that appeared in the post, these are the games that i:
played before on my PC-AT 80286:
- Prince of Persia
- Prehistorik 2
- The Secret of Monkey Island
- Loom (special use of sound effects)
- Duke Nukem II
- Golden Axe (still remembered we used to play these 2-players on a keyboard!)
- Commander Keen
- Wolfenstein 3D (the first game to FPS, following this is Doom, Quake)
- Mortal Kombat (dual fighting on a single keyboard)
- Warcarft (the Dune II-styled game after Dune II)
- Dune II (games that followed this style included Warcraft, C&C, Red Alert, Total annihilation)
- Wing Commander (most favourite game, there’s WC, WC2, WC3, WC4 in the whole series)
knew its existence:
- Leisure Suits Larry
- Mario Brothers
more than 90% huh? (:
update your desktop wallpaper! via smashingmagazine once again (:
my fav for the month: