Thursday, September 6

What Comes After Three Questions, But Before Five Questions?

Why are these Four Questions different from all other Four Questions? Well, they aren't too different, actually.

Q. What is Dave wearing?
A. Dave is wearing his typical work garb: a pair of khakis and a polo shirt. Today's polo shirt is a dark shade of green. Dave is not sure exactly what this particular shade of green would be called in an L.L. Bean or Eddie Bower catalogue, but he suspects it would be something like "Maine moss" or "poison ivy leaf" or "caribou vomit."

Q. How does Dave feel today?
A. Dave is somewhat disappointed.

Q. What are the factors affecting Dave's mood today?
A. Dave had been eager to hear Apple Inc.'s iPod announcement on Wednesday, as he had wanted to replace his aging 60 GB iPod with a newer model with more storage and a new touchscreen interface. However, Apple didn't introduce a model that has more storage and a touchscreen interface. It introduced several new models -- one of which offers more storage space but no touchscreen, and another with a touchscreen but only 8 GB or 16 GB of storage. Forced to decide between an iPod with more storage and the one that's more innovative, Dave has decided wisely to wait with his current iPod, which works fine but now looks about as sexy as Wilford Brimley naked.

Q. Why does Dave spend so much time obsessing about iPods, and so little time worrying about his career?
A. Dave responds: "Doesn't everybody?"

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