Tuesday, 7 June 2011

iConnect for coffee

iConnect is the instant messenger we have at work. It's a great tool, for both work and play. I use it send links and directories to team members (very much work related) and to touch base with colleagues (non team members, not so much work related). It's funny though, as my really, the majority of the time I use it to talk about food. An example from the first half of today:

Conversation 1 (guy from my wider department but doesn’t always sit on the same floor, my old boss)
10:04 Colleague 1: coffee?
10:04 sue: yep, let's go now
10:04 sue: I've got a 10.30meeting, need to post something and have the taste of an absinthe flavoured hard boiled lolly in my mouth
10:04 Colleague 1: alrightie
10:04 Colleague 1: gross
10:05 Colleague 1: why did you do that?
10:05 Sue: NFI. But coffee needed stat. Foyer.
10:05 Colleague 1: yep, let's go now
10:05 sue: AUTO RESPONSE: I AM AWAY FROM MY COMPUTER RIGHT NOW
11:00 sue: 2 coffees & 6 mints later and I can still taste that feral lolly.
11:00 sue: I’ll give you one when you’re next on L8
11:01 Colleague 1: Ta, I’m good.
11:50 Sue: bit early for food but when the time comes, I'm in a tortilla mood. I think it’s the weather. want anything?
11:51 Colleague 1: yeah I could burrito.
11:51 Colleague 1: 12:30?
11:51 Sue: You can always burrito. I think that’s why we’re friends.
11:51 Sue: sounds good

Conversation 2 (guy on the same floor different department but we both use to be in the same team)
10:05 sue: going now for coffee. Meeting C1 in foyer.
10:05 colleague 2: K. swinging past.
10:22 colleague 2: Sht coffee this morning. Too foamy.
10:28 sue: dude, cap = foamy.
10:28 colleague 2: I like my foam at parties. You been to one?
10:28 sue: Nope. Not about to either. Instead, I’m about to head for another coffee with {boss}. Catchya
10:29: colleague 2: have fun
10:29 sue: AUTO RESPONSE: I AM AWAY FROM MY COMPUTER RIGHT NOW
10:29 colleague 2: you really should change that to AUTO RESPONSE: I AM AWAY FROM MY COMPUTER RIGHT NOW GETTING COFFEE.
11:00 sue: might just do that. Not my fault my bosses all live for coffee.
12:31 colleague 2: not going to gym now - a bit late..... lunch? Tortilla?
12:33 sue.wells: come past
12:34 sue.wells: we're about to head off

Colleague 3 (girl in my old team, she remains there)
10:24 Colleague 3: coffee?
10:28 Sue: already been. Sorry dude.
10:28 colleague 3: you suck. This afternoon?
10:28 Sue: Sure thing
10:29:colleague 3: going now. Was it wet out there? Need a brollie?
10:29 sue: AUTO RESPONSE: I AM AWAY FROM MY COMPUTER RIGHT NOW
10:29 colleague 3: :-(Where’d you go?
10:44 colleauge 3: so wet outside. I’m saturated.
11:00 Sue: sorry, had a meeting. W more coffee.

Convo 4 with Boss
10:28 Boss: Ready?
10.28 sue: yep. Which room are we in?
10:28 Boss: no meeting rooms available. Let’s get a coffee on L9?
10:28 sue: k

So what can you gather from that?
  • My name is Sue and I’m a coffee-a-holic
  • Also, my name is Sue and I will never ever ever be an absinthe-flavoured-boiled-sweet-aholic
  • (oh, and burritos, always and forever)
  • (oh2, and I did go get an afternoon coffee - it's a recently begun bad habit that I hope to break some time soon).

 22.03.2010

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