Mom: OK, now calm down and tell me what the problem is.
Me: (blubbering) Well, they have started this club, and they want to call it the 'metasystem', and I said that's not right because it's scoped for just infocards and then they...
Mom: Slow down a bit. So they want to use the metasystem concept in their name and you think that this is inappropriate? Is that it?
Me: Uh huh, and then they said that I couldn't even join their club cuz I had my own baby club ...
Mom: (to brother) OK, your turn. What's this about a club?
Brother: Ahh mom, it's just a place for me and my buddies to hang out.
Mom: That's fine. But 'metasystem'? How many times have we talked about using nomenclature to exclude your brother?
Brother: But Mom, he always tries to bring in that OpenID guy.
Mom: (to me) What did I tell you about not playing with that kid? Why don't you ever play with Liberty from down the road? She's fun isn't she?
Me: Ahh mom, Liberty is alright, but lately all she ever wants to play is her ID TBD game.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Well he started it!
Pam's haiku collection feels too much like my mother telling me to stop fighting with my brothers.