Coworker AB welcomed new employee LT to his team by sending a company-wide email. His email ended with the following:
Sadly, her facebook profile is set to secret agent status so I can’t find a picture of her, so here’s what she might look like if that Microsoft Clippy thing drew her:
OK. I know AB is a boy, but this looks nothing like poor LT. Feeling nostalgic for the elementary school days of Microsoft Paint - and curious as to whether it really was much harder than I recalled - I set out with a test. To draw Lauren and Bethany:
Turns out, it was actually no harder than I remembered. AB just wasn't very good at it.
Bethany, desiring to spur on some friendly inter-office competition, forwarded above picture to AB. The following email chain ensued:
AB: Wow… that’s actually recognizable.
Jamie: I do think that your use of the spray can for freckles was quite genius. I can’t speak to anything else.
AB: I think this means war...
Game on, AB.
But unfortunately, I was quite busy and didn't have the time to craft a Van Gogh-esque portrait. So I did the next best thing. An AB-esque portrait.
To which AB replied,
Yes. That's blood streaming down my face. If you zoom in, you'll see little blue tears, too.
Just another day at the office.