Thursday, December 12, 2019
Everyday Idiots Work Idiots

“How soon can you give me what does not exist?” Episode

Idiot: We can’t send out the announcement, until our site is ready for registrations. We need to get this out to everyone as soon as possible. The event is coming up really soon. So, how soon can you post a link on the webpage?

Me: As soon as you give me the URL. 20 minutes max. No problem. I can do it right now.

Idiot: Oh, I don’t have the URL.

Me: Ah. I see. Who do I need to ask for that?

Idiot: Let me check. Hold on.

…….

Idiot: Sorry for the wait. [name of third party] does not have the link yet.

Me: Okay. So, should I reach out to someone else to get the URL, or is someone else going to get that for me.

Idiot: Let me check. Hold on.

……

Idiot: Okay. [name of third party] said that they have not created the URL yet.

Me: Right. Okay. Nothing we can do now, then.

Idiot: Yeah, but the event is coming up really fast. We really need that link on the site. When do you think you can get that up?

Me: As soon as someone gives it to me.

Idiot: But I am afraid if we wait that long, we won’t be giving people enough lead time to get decent registration.

Me: Uh… We have to wait as long as it takes to get the URL. I cant put up a registration link unless it actually links to a registration page. We need the URL before we can do anything.

Idiot: But we are running out of time.

Me: Yes, we are.

Idiot: Isn’t there anything we can do now?

Me: We are already doing all it, by having “registration coming soon” posted where the link will be.

Idiot: We really need the link there.

Me: I know.

……….

Idiot: So, when we get the URL, how soon can you get it up on the site?

Me: As soon as you give me the URL, right away.

Idiot: So if we had the URL right now, you could do it now?

Me: Yep.

Idiot: Is there anything you can do to get ready, so that it could be posted as quickly as possible?

Me: Faster than immediately?

Idiot: Well, you know what I mean.

Me: I understand how frustrating this is, but until they get us that URL, there isn’t anything we can do. If it takes too long, we may need to postpone the event… but let’s not worry about that now.

Idiot: We can’t postpone the event if any people are already signed up for it, can we?

Me: Without a registration link up, I’m pretty sure that won’t be an issue… lol

Idiot: What do you mean?

Me: Nothing. I am just kidding. Let’s just wait and see if we get the URL tomorrow, okay?

Idiot: Are you available tomorrow? We will need that put up right away.

Me: Yes, I am. Oh, I have a call starting now, I really have to jump. Talk to you tomorrow.

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