the paid 2 hours of work story

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 (:

mop (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”)

retro video/DOS games

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
  • Lemmings
  • CD-Man
  • Prehistorik 2
  • SimCity
  • The Secret of Monkey Island
  • Pac-Man
  • Digger
  • Lemmings
  • Loom (special use of sound effects)
  • Soko-Ban
  • 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)
  • Civilization
  • Doom
  • F1
  • 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)
  • Worms
  • Wing Commander (most favourite game, there’s WC, WC2, WC3, WC4 in the whole series)
  • Supaplex
  • Brix

knew its existence:

  • Leisure Suits Larry
  • Karateka
  • Mario Brothers

more than 90% huh? (: