SQL Server Performance

The Trouble Tree

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by ghemant, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. ghemant Moderator

    The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farm house had just finished
    a rough first day on the job. A flat tire had caused him to miss an hour of
    work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pick-up truck refused to
    start.

    As I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. When we arrived he invited me
    in to meet his family. As we walked to the front door, he paused briefly at
    a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. When
    opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was
    wreathed in smiles; he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a
    kiss.

    Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed by the tree and my curiosity
    got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

    "Oh, that's my trouble tree," he replied. "I know I can't help having
    troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, they don't belong in the
    house with my wife and children. So, I just hang them on the tree when I
    come home in the evening and then I just pick them up again in the morning."

    "Funny thing, though," he smiled, "when I come out in the morning to pick
    'em up, there ain't nearly as many as I remembered hanging there the night
    before."

    Have a nice day.


    Hemantgiri S. Goswami
    ghemant@gmail.com
    "Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemantgiri S. Goswami
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    Nice one.


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