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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1050 on: September 10, 2009, 20:35:13 PM »

I had a meeting with my IT Director today and was asked.....

"Are all your duck"s in a row"


FFS WTF is that all about




... was he/she carrying a gun?

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1051 on: September 10, 2009, 20:53:05 PM »
My Broadband feels the same sometimes

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1052 on: September 11, 2009, 10:27:29 AM »
Right a quick whip round the house, iron a couple of shirts, fill the car with juice, pick Laxie up from the airport, drive to Leeds, park the car till Monday, get hammered and lose another weekend.

Have  missed anything ???

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1053 on: September 11, 2009, 10:32:29 AM »

Have I missed anything ???


Just the "I"

Have a good weekend.

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1054 on: September 11, 2009, 12:44:04 PM »

Right a quick whip round the house, iron a couple of shirts, fill the car with juice, pick Laxie up from the airport, drive to Leeds, park the car till Monday, get hammered and lose another weekend.

Have  missed anything ???


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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1055 on: September 14, 2009, 00:52:55 AM »

I had a meeting with my IT Director today and was asked.....

"Are all your duck"s in a row"


FFS WTF is that all about




To get one"s ducks in a row essentially means to ensure all of the small details or elements are accounted for and in their proper positions before embarking on a new project. A defense attorney, for example, may spend much of his or her time making sure all of the evidence and witnesses are presented in a precise, effective order. A salesman may get all of his or her "ducks in a row" by rehearsing his sales presentation beforehand. When a person is fully prepared for any eventuality and has every element in place, he or she can indeed be said to have his or her ducks in a row.

Example - if your fridge is stocked with beer before a home game, you could answer yes to the question. Now do you understand???
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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1056 on: September 14, 2009, 14:06:43 PM »


I had a meeting with my IT Director today and was asked.....

"Are all your duck"s in a row"


FFS WTF is that all about




To get one"s ducks in a row essentially means to ensure all of the small details or elements are accounted for and in their proper positions before embarking on a new project. A defense attorney, for example, may spend much of his or her time making sure all of the evidence and witnesses are presented in a precise, effective order. A salesman may get all of his or her "ducks in a row" by rehearsing his sales presentation beforehand. When a person is fully prepared for any eventuality and has every element in place, he or she can indeed be said to have his or her ducks in a row.

Example - if your fridge is stocked with beer before a home game, you could answer yes to the question. Now do you understand???



The phrase derives from an ancient Chinese dynasty whereby the rich would house their concubines in one house but the very rich could afford separate houses for each and would be proud to show that they had several adjoining individual houses occupied by a single concubine each; literally having all their concubines in a row. This phrase then passed down the centuries even when the original practice no longer occurred. The northern Chinese word for concubine is similar to the word for duke and was mistranslated as such when the English came to China. At some point duke became corrupted to duck, leaving us with the irritating cliche beloved by brain-dead middle managers today, ala singing from the same hymnsheet, thinking outside the box, heads-up (origin unknown), etc. Perhaps your Director was aware of the duke connection and was enjoying a little play-on-words at your expense.

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1057 on: September 14, 2009, 15:12:22 PM »



I had a meeting with my IT Director today and was asked.....

"Are all your duck"s in a row"


FFS WTF is that all about




To get one"s ducks in a row essentially means to ensure all of the small details or elements are accounted for and in their proper positions before embarking on a new project. A defense attorney, for example, may spend much of his or her time making sure all of the evidence and witnesses are presented in a precise, effective order. A salesman may get all of his or her "ducks in a row" by rehearsing his sales presentation beforehand. When a person is fully prepared for any eventuality and has every element in place, he or she can indeed be said to have his or her ducks in a row.

Example - if your fridge is stocked with beer before a home game, you could answer yes to the question. Now do you understand???



The phrase derives from an ancient Chinese dynasty whereby the rich would house their concubines in one house but the very rich could afford separate houses for each and would be proud to show that they had several adjoining individual houses occupied by a single concubine each; literally having all their concubines in a row. This phrase then passed down the centuries even when the original practice no longer occurred. The northern Chinese word for concubine is similar to the word for duke and was mistranslated as such when the English came to China. At some point duke became corrupted to duck, leaving us with the irritating cliche beloved by brain-dead middle managers today, ala singing from the same hymnsheet, thinking outside the box, heads-up (origin unknown), etc. Perhaps your Director was aware of the duke connection and was enjoying a little play-on-words at your expense.




so, is Ger a concubine? or a corrupted duck?

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1058 on: September 14, 2009, 15:27:37 PM »




I had a meeting with my IT Director today and was asked.....

"Are all your duck"s in a row"


FFS WTF is that all about




To get one"s ducks in a row essentially means to ensure all of the small details or elements are accounted for and in their proper positions before embarking on a new project. A defense attorney, for example, may spend much of his or her time making sure all of the evidence and witnesses are presented in a precise, effective order. A salesman may get all of his or her "ducks in a row" by rehearsing his sales presentation beforehand. When a person is fully prepared for any eventuality and has every element in place, he or she can indeed be said to have his or her ducks in a row.

Example - if your fridge is stocked with beer before a home game, you could answer yes to the question. Now do you understand???



The phrase derives from an ancient Chinese dynasty whereby the rich would house their concubines in one house but the very rich could afford separate houses for each and would be proud to show that they had several adjoining individual houses occupied by a single concubine each; literally having all their concubines in a row. This phrase then passed down the centuries even when the original practice no longer occurred. The northern Chinese word for concubine is similar to the word for duke and was mistranslated as such when the English came to China. At some point duke became corrupted to duck, leaving us with the irritating cliche beloved by brain-dead middle managers today, ala singing from the same hymnsheet, thinking outside the box, heads-up (origin unknown), etc. Perhaps your Director was aware of the duke connection and was enjoying a little play-on-words at your expense.




so, is Ger a concubine? or a corrupted duck?



After the weekend just gone, I refuse to answer that question.   ;)

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1059 on: September 14, 2009, 15:53:49 PM »
At home - not too good - will sleep for the rest of the day

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1060 on: September 14, 2009, 16:20:50 PM »

At home - not too good - will sleep for the rest of the day


that"ll be a wasted duck then!  :D
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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1061 on: September 14, 2009, 19:47:29 PM »
Where I live everyone is "Duck"
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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1062 on: September 14, 2009, 23:25:54 PM »
A whole new level was hit this week-end.  Dunno.  Don"t think it can ever be topped.

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1063 on: September 15, 2009, 10:10:11 AM »

A whole new level was hit this week-end.  Dunno.  Don"t think it can ever be topped.


Excuse me, I think I am going to have to ask you to leave this thread.   ;)

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #1064 on: September 15, 2009, 10:38:43 AM »


A whole new level was hit this week-end.  Dunno.  Don"t think it can ever be topped.


Excuse me, I think I am going to have to ask you to leave this thread.   ;)


Sigh.  Just sigh!