Monthly Archives: August 2006

Office Poetry: Putting Out Fires

Putting out fires – that’s what I do
firefighter From morning till night, all the day through
Well not in the true sense of the phrase
Never have I stepped into a blaze

Perhaps “fighting fires” just sounds more noble
Then shipping a package or faxing a logo

Then tracking a bug or installing a patch
Then configuring updates to run in a batch

Then running the conf call or training new hires
It’s much more impressive to be putting out fires

But all of these fires leave one open item,
Why does nobody ever claim to light em?

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