Hidden via the purloined post-it technique

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/03/19 03:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2007/03/19/1911309.aspx

So this last week Cathy had her 40th birthday....

Julie had sent a mail explaining in simple terms why it was so important that something be done for this important event:

First, we need to celebrate this fine milestone in her life.

Second, it’s payback time. :-)

In keeping with Cathy's Inner Monica™, one of the important tasks was to cover the inside her office with a reported 5000 Post-it notes of all different colors. it made for quite a sight all week, let me tell you!

That morning as people were coming by to admire and/or gawk at this fine effort, Jenny and I were outside Cathy's office discussing why this was so amusing. I pointed out that there were way more than 5000 Post-it notes there even if only 5000 were put up for the 40th birthday assaultcelebration, given how many that Cathy always put up on her monitor and her desk to keep track of important items/issues.

Jenny pointed how all of those Post-its were very well hidden, in plain sight. Like that story, the name of which she couldn't recall at that moment.

I immediately realized what she was referring to, named the story, and I think both of us were probably way too amused at how many important issues in Cathy's work life were basically hidden by the Purloined Post-it method. :-)

I realize there are probably more pictures I could post, right down to the one of a 10-year-old Cathy with identical hair color, but she is probably embarrassed enough at the Friends reference above so I'll show some mercy....

(Hat tip to Edgar Allen Poe)


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