Me on a better day (kevinwmoor) wrote,
Me on a better day

What's that then?

I am sitting next to Mr Nosey.
He's constantly hanging over my shoulder watching what I'm doing. If there's anything he doesn't understand - and there's a lot that he doesn't understand - he asks questions. This would normally be fine but, if he doesn't understand the answer, he pretends that he does.
He says things like "Oh, I see it's blah-blah" when blah-blah is a complete guess and usually a load of b*llocks. Even if I reply with "No, that's not it" he'll carry on guessing rather than listen.
We've just had a little discourse about the editor I use (Crisp). I explained to him its history and showed him some of its features. I could see the details were going way over his head - he was far more interested in appearing to know what I was talking about than actually doing so. I tried, I really did.
Yesterday I received a book about MySQL administration. I've muddled my way through setting up access to databases but I certainly haven't understood everything. Hence the book. I'll feel much happier once I've had a good read and a play.
My man spotted the book. Rather than ask why I'd bought it he made vague statments like "That looks interesting", but said with an air of I-already-know-about-that. I explained why I'd bought it. He grabbed the wrong end of the stick* and started off on the idea that I was storing user IDs and passwords in a MySQL database. Five minutes of explaining that that's not what I was doing didn't sink in. Eventually he gave in and wandered off, none the wiser about the subject.
This morning he suggested I talked to someone else here who's "had something to do with administration on NT". When I said that I doubted that would be much help I was left with blank stare that I think meant he thought I didn't know what I was talking about.
Also, I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him.

* Actually, he had hold of a completely different stick.

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