I take great joy in the simple things of life.
Last night one of my favorite things ever happened. Something that happens across the country in board rooms every day. Something that when it happens it is guaranteed to give you a snicker every time, no matter if you have to hold it back or not because it is just that damn funny.
What was it you ask?
Was it plumber’s crack? Nope.
Did someone fall asleep during a meeting and did the snore then snap awake thing? Nyet.
It was something ten times funnier.
It was the smart guy ready to do a presentation that can’t run the equipment.
To me there is nothing funnier than someone that has the room on edge because they command so much respect yet they aren’t smart enough to understand how two pieces of equipment work.
Yesterday I had a meeting with the head of my department at school. At the front of the room stood a man that has been educated at the finest Universities across the globe. He has been published numerous times and basically is someone that I should have the up most respect for.
When he was ready to begin his presentation he had some issues. The PowerPoint presentation wasn’t ready to go. So he went over and moved the mouse, still nothing. He looked at the computer dumbfounded for a minute. Not thinking that nothing on the computer was illuminated nor was the projector making the normal humming sound that they do. Another second went by and he labored to trouble shoot the issue in his head. Finally I raised my hand and asked, “Um, sir, is it turned on?”
This is when our esteemed leader learned what this button does:
And once again all was right in the world. Kevin had saved the day.
Let’s see Superman do that.
Of course I shouldn’t be all that smug. I mean I am the same guy that thought a suppository was taken orally. Imagine my surprise when I read the instructions. But that is another story for another day.