Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Swapping the white shirt for a towel ?

For almost three years I have been a consultant. Dark suit, white shirt, tie. The official uniform of the 'You can trust us' brigade. [Aside, I was reading Superfreakonomics recently and learned that ties are often germ ridden so the soon we all stop wearing them, the better!]

Next week I start a new job. Back to contract work, with a role doing Application Express development. Yeah ! I do like Apex. I'd previously remarked about the feeling of accomplishment I get when building code. It is nice to see something you've built being used.

I'm contracting through an agency (BSIPeople) who supplied me with a snazzy Sports Bag on sign up. The bag contained the ubiquitous pen, a hat, a drink bottle and a towel. My wife's reaction to the towel was an immediate reference to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

"any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with"

There's something appropriate about going back to contracting armed with a towel. I'm looking forward to it.

4 comments:

Noons said...

42?

Kelloggsville said...

I think that makes you one hoopy frood. Good luck.

Andy Todd said...

Good luck, and keep an eye for those tricky SEP's

Gary Myers said...

Even better, I don't need to wear a tie