Monday, November 20, 2006

have to have someone take the fall

So, I also accepted my job today. It was remarkably anticlimactic. I think the hiring partner figured I'd just call the recruiting coordinator, because he seemed genuinely taken aback that I was calling him directly. I mean, he did give me my job offer, even though we didn't have an extended interaction thereafter--it seemed like the right thing to do. Anyway. So, that's that. Now I just need, you know, a place to live. And money, dear god, I would like to make some money again.

But I also wanted to pop in here and say how stupid it is that Congress insists on naming their statutes ridiculous things just so that they can be cutely abbreviated for a "popular" name. I mean, who can take a journal comment seriously when the topic of discussion is The Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003 (yes, that would, in fact, make it the "PROTECT" Act)? Thanks, Congress. Thanks for NOTHING.

5 comments:

bruce said...

Double-check me on this, but wouldn't that make it the PROTEECT act? I'm not bothered by the acronym so much as I am by the misspelling.

^kat^ said...

Huh. No, you're right. Wow, that's even worse.

Anonymous said...

So you went with Number 2, did you?

Well, as Dr. Evil explained in the first Austin Powers movie: "For thirty years, Number 2 has run Virtucon, the legitimate face of my evil empire."

Anonymous said...

no, no, it's cool. you just make "exploitation" lower case and it works :P - supermarj

arbie said...

I heard a report that the Dept. of Agriculture has banished hunger - its so "misleading" a term. Hunger will henceforth be refered to as "low food security". Seriously.
Next to go will probably be poverty, to be replaced by "low monetary security". Governments... can't live with'em, can't blow'em up...they self-replicate.