As part of my new position, I get two of the coolest office supplies known to man:

The less cool of the two is a big stamp that says “PASS” for when a Report crosses my desk that meets requirements (every bit as exciting as it sounds. I’m officially a paper-pusher now). The more cool is one that says “FAIL.” I was hoping to get one with big RED letters for a little projected frustration at all the FAILs that I always got (and we all always got).

Unfortunately, the one that I thought was red was actually a combination of red and blue when one QA person was trying to make a purple stamp. It’s kinda tie-dyed in color.

I likened it to a filter in Photoshop that a geek stumbles upon and thinks is super awesome cool and therefore uses that filter on every graphic they make from that day forward until they find a new filter.

Of the two people I was telling this to, one started laughing and the other looked at me like I was a lunatic. I could tell which one has spend significant time around geeks or was once, like myself, a geekish fellow.


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3 Responses to Tie-Dyed FAIL Stamp, Post-Geekery

  1. Becky says:

    You are also officially a “rubber stamper,” huh? I have to admit that’s kind of sleazy of Willard, but I had a feeling that something seemed a bit awry. Well, hopefully, this smaller promotion will lead to the better one soon enough.

  2. trumwill says:

    Willard has such a disarming personality that it’s easy to forget that he’s an incredibly bright and strategic fellow.

  3. Office Max! says:

    Tie-Dyed FAIL Stamp

    Of course, you can get your own PASS and FAIL hand stamps at Office Max….

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