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December 24, 2003

Unix Admins / Santa

There are some very strange similarities between the UNIX administrators where I work and Santa. Maybe that is what Santa does the rest of the time and would certainly explain why it is so hard to find an UNIX admin when you need one - they were actually attending meetings at the North Pole.

1. Santa is bearded, corpulent, and dresses funny.
2. When you ask Santa for something, the odds of receiving what you wanted are infinitesimal.
3. Santa seldom answers your mail.
4. When you ask Santa where he gets all the stuff he's got, he says, "Elves make it for me."
5. Santa doesn't care about your deadlines.
6. Your parents ascribed supernatural powers to Santa, but did all the work themselves.
7. Nobody knows who Santa has to answer to for his actions.
8. Santa laughs entirely too much.
9. Santa thinks nothing of breaking into your $HOME.
10. Only a lunatic says bad things about Santa in his presence.

And of course (being a UNIX admin) I have to point out that: "Underneath, Santa is a really cool dude who cares about people" :-)

Posted by Peskie at December 24, 2003 01:30 AM


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