A comrade at the office got into some slight trouble a few years ago. He had posted on the corners of his computer monitor a pair of sticky notes on which he had written:




He explained that they meant "It Does Not Matter" and "I Do Not Care", and were reminders to himself. My friend was viewed as a troublemaker. He said he was trying to turn over a new leaf. His boss took the signs as yet another passive-aggressive rebellion. I interpreted them, however, as great wisdom. As celebrity-economist Ben Stein advised in an interview, "Don't take anything as seriously as it seems at the time."

Hmmm ... perhaps I need a simple sign to coach myself with?


... meaning "No Attachments!"

^z - 2009-04-11