Thursday, April 7, 2005

With an accent and a lisp

I think that this one guy on the Project team is the most metrosexual man I've ever encountered. I've seen him at the Starbucks stand on my way to the cafeteria every day this week, I think. You'd say "metrosexual" if you saw him even before you saw the latté.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

for a guy who rides a Segway to work you are awfully judgmental, aren't you?

Anonymous said...

Spomer's not very metrosexual.

Travis said...

Perhaps. Nothing wrong with being a little judgmental. (And now, if you disagree, I get to call you a hypocrite! Bwuhahahaha.) Of course, I never said that it was a bad quality of this person; just a quality (or a collection of qualities) in general.

Appearing metrosexual not inherently a bad thing. I find it somewhat weird/unpleasant, sort of like nose piercings or bras that are so tight that you can see that they're tight beneath the person's top. Or guys or unattractive girls wearing low-rise or tight jeans. Or...

Just personal preference.

And, besides, it's much easier to focus on mildly negative qualities. Were I to have said that, for example, my administrative assistant is very hot, that would have been less appropriate. Or, if I had said that one particular guy on my team looks really good in a soccer uniform, you would have all raised eyebrows, much like you do right now. ;)

Travis said...

On a side note, any woman who offers out of the blue to buy you more RAM for your dev machines is kind of automatically hot, regardless of physical appearance...

Anonymous said...

Quit trying to sound so important.

You don't have an administrative assistant, your team does.

Anonymous said...

I guess I should say your team might, rather than: "your team does".

I haven't been over to that part of the building for a while, so I don't know for sure.

Travis said...

I don't think that anyone here will read that and think, "oh, Travis is so cool that he has his own secretary!" That's just the way that I've been trained to say it. I say my manager, my PM (program manager), my tester, et cetera. As far as I can tell, that's the Generally Accepted Workplace Verbiage. I've heard people speak that way outside of Microsoft too, so it seems just fine.

If I need to make it extremely clear, I do not have my own administrative assistant. In fact, my whole team shares one with another team—SharePoint, I think.

Anonymous said...

Giggle at this minorish sparring.

Travis said...

Well, of course. I giggle at pretty much everything.