If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.-Abraham Maslow
I have been hearing this quote a lot lately. It seems to pop up in books, movies, tv shows, hell I’m surprised that it hasn’t come up in a song yet. 😛 I won’t be shocked if it does at some point though.
So far the Linux experiment has hit only a few snags. For which I’m grateful. I expected them, but these are minor compared to some of the problems I could have had. Maya didn’t workout because of a faulty install problem. So I’m back down to Julia. I may try for 11 or 12 or maybe Nadia, but I’ll leave well enough alone for the time being.
I’m good at that. Leaving things alone as they are instead of trying to make them better. But in all honesty… why mess with something that is working?
Bad question though. Because if you don’t try to improve how something works then we wouldn’t have things like faster computers or smaller cell phones. I know this, but sometimes leaving well enough alone seems like a really good idea.
Especially if you want to get along with people. Granted that isn’t the highest priority on my list, but it is one that effects my job. And Fran makes it….interesting sometimes.
Fran is a local gal that is older than me by 50 years (I’m guessing). Used to be a stable figure in the community. An artist. And generally likable…. when she is on her meds.
Otherwise she is very outspoken and often mistakes people as sounding boards for past grievances. And when I say outspoken I mean hissing, cursing, shaking fists, chasing people with pitchforks (or machinery), and generally letting people know that the world is against her.
I’m not sure why, but she likes me. And will often come into where I work just to chatter away about the people in my building. Usually not the nice chatter.
All I know is that I want to make sure I stay on the ‘good’ side for awhile. I don’t need to look over my shoulder one day to find her there with a sharp yard tool. 😛