Day: November 4, 2012

What Would Be in Your Users Guide?

My very talented assistant – before her last day on Friday – put together a transition memo for her successor that I have taken to calling, “A Users Guide to DJB.”  The ten-page paper goes through recurring meetings (I have a lot), travel preferences (aisle seats, please), electronic filing (I do most of it from my iPad)…all the things that one needs to know about in the modern-day office.  I was impressed. But then Section #15 – the final one – is titled “Miscellaneous DJB Facts and Preferences.”  Oh my…what would I find here?! Well, the following are some of my favorites (while the other half have been deleted to protect the innocent): Miscellaneous DJB Facts and Preferences David’s wife’s name is Candice.  Everyone spells it Candace, which is not her name. David likes to drink unsweetened iced tea at lunch, and red wine at happy hour. David does not like beets or olives.  ( I underlined that one myself.  She could have added that when he gets lunch, David tends to find one thing …