February 12, 2003
Making His Way

AT&T online customer service representatives are the slowest typers EVER. Which is pretty odd, considering their job consists of nothing but typing things into a chat window all day. You'd think that after a few weeks they'd be up to at least 60wpm. But no...I've been "talking" to one guy about adding long distance to our two new lines for the last 30 minutes. The conversation amounts to me firing a line off to him, then switching to another window and browsing about for a few minutes. Every once in a while I check the chat window, see that he still hasn't replied, and go back to what I was doing.

Either he's talking to 10 people at once, or he's actually a yak. Yaks have hooves instead of hands, so it must be incredibly hard for him to type without mashing all the keys at once. I can almost see "Kasey B", the hyper-intelligent yak customer service representative, delicately using the very tip of his hooves to pick out each letter in his response to me.

Kasey B, I salute your perseverance. Some day you'll make it big in our frustrating finger-oriented human world.

Posted on February 12, 2003 12:20 PM

you really do find the most ingenious pictures to post. how *do* you do it?

Posted by: michele on February 12, 2003 12:35 PM

I've always wondered that myself. Do they all come from the same place?

Posted by: jason on February 12, 2003 01:20 PM

or do they all come from god?

Posted by: michele on February 12, 2003 01:25 PM

Yup, God. Took a class in photography to fill the evenings, and Jacob reaps the rewards.

Posted by: jason on February 12, 2003 01:43 PM

Awww, now I can't tell you guys how I'm finding 'em! I know that you just come here to see what the new picture is, and if I told you the secret, then you'd start doing it yourself, and no one would come to AC anymore.

Plus, it's a secret.

Posted by: Jacob on February 12, 2003 04:50 PM

We come to AC because it gives us a chance to be ourselves, a chance to turn something negative into something positive. We'd be with or without the Creator's photography.

Posted by: jason on February 12, 2003 05:53 PM

I come here for the money.

Posted by: Richie Rich on February 12, 2003 06:26 PM

free sample of roasted almonds... yes.... yes. i must get one. i wonder how big the samples are? do they give you like one or two almonds? five or six? or, glory be, a tiny novelty paper cup full of them?

Posted by: on February 12, 2003 06:27 PM

man, why am i always nameless? i really need to stop posting on jacob's computer. it's erasing my soul.

Posted by: dianna on February 12, 2003 06:28 PM

I dunno about you guys, but I definately think that our lord and savior's photography should be hanging on the walls in the god cafe'. Maybe he can even sell his pieces for way too much money like starving artists do in coffee shops. Then god really would be one of us.

Posted by: Jolie on February 13, 2003 01:13 PM

dude, jolie, is your kid sick too? why are you posting hilarity all over the place? or are you just on lunch break. curse you and your access to the internet!

Posted by: erica on February 13, 2003 01:56 PM

Wow, the Ukranian said Colin's out today, too. That's so bizarre.

Posted by: jason on February 13, 2003 02:08 PM

fucking sick kids. don't value a good education these days. always skipping class. someone should teach them a thing or two.

Posted by: michele on February 13, 2003 02:35 PM

Jason, you spoke with the Ukrainian???? I'm so confused. I had no idea you guys were TIGHT!

Posted by: Jolie on February 13, 2003 09:14 PM

It's news to me, too. I got an email from him that was very friendly and brimming with Americana. He was telling me how the class was holding up and said you all were getting along famously. He's a good man, I like him.

Posted by: jason on February 14, 2003 05:29 AM

That's ADORABLE. Who knew he was so full of friendly gestures! This morning he was asking me for Valentine's Day advice. He hasn't gotten his girlfriend anything yet and he was asking me if that would end him up in the doghouse. It was super cute.

Posted by: Jolie on February 14, 2003 10:59 AM