If you say I'll PASS, that means you'll be there!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/11/18 03:01 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/11/18/9116596.aspx

Warning: Excessive PASS puns follow; if you don't like that sort of thing, then do not PASS...

It was one of those fun conversations that I find myself in from time to time.

Over IM, I was talking to my friend Rachel (a very smart ASPNET developer I know who rather delightfully has a properly spelled last name Appel rather than those more fruity types of names out there, if you know what I mean).

We were just kind of PASSing the time.

I asked her (in PASSing) whether she was going to PASS (I was referring to the upcoming conference put on by the PASS, the Professional Association for SQL Server).

She told me that due to the dates in question, she was pretty sure she'd have to PASS this time.

I explained that I was given a PASS for PASS, working in the Ask the Experts area.

She couldn't PASS up the opportunity to ask, "When is PASS?"

The dates were, I explained, "The PASS Summit is November 18th-21st in Seattle."

"Oh, I'll definitely have to PASS, I have client work I have to do then."

"You're going to PASS on PASS?" I asked.

"I think i'll have to PASS on PASS, even if you could get me a PASS to PASS."

"Bummer. I probably shouldn't try to get you a PASS to PASS anyway. People might think it inappropriate -- like I was trying to make a PASS at you or something!"

"Nash, they know me. I could probably get my own PASS to PASS, if I didn't have to PASS on PASS. I do have that client work to do."

"Yeah, plus those boarding PASSes don't pay for themselves."

"That too."

"Okay, as excuses go it is a pretty good one. I'll let it PASS."

It went on a bit longer with PASS puns, though we never made it to the NONE SHALL PASS scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, though I suspect that was because I didn't think of it until later.

Though as a point of fact, unlike the black knight, way over 3000 people will PASS, to go to PASS -- and not PASS on PASS.

It is an awesome SQL Server conference and I promise that I have all of the PASS puns out of my system now. I promise. :-)

If you will be there, be sure to look for me on my iBOT with the I'm a PC stickers on each side....


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# Abhishek on 19 Nov 2008 1:08 AM:

Now that's real punny, in a weird sort of way... :)

# CDarklock on 7 Jan 2009 12:51 PM:

In browsing these archives, I'm surprised nobody made an "appellation" pun.


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