Welcome to 2003


You know you're living in 2003 when...

01. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

02. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

03. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

04. You e-mail your mate who works at the desk next to you.

05. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends is that they do
    not have e-mail addresses.

06. When you go home after a long day at work you still answer the
    phone in a business-like manner.

07. When you make phone calls from home, you accidentally insert a 
    "9" to get an outside line.

08. You've sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three
    different companies.

10. Your boss doesn't have the ability to do your job.

11. Your CV is on a disk in your pocket and on your homepage.

12. You learn about your redundancy on the 11 o'clock news.

13. Your biggest loss from a system crash was when you lost all of
    your best jokes.

14. Contractors outnumber permanent staff and are more likely to get
    long service awards.

15. Board members salaries are higher than all the Third World 
    countries annual budgets combined.

16. Interviewees, despite not having the relevant knowledge or ex-
    perience, terminate the interview when told of the starting salary.

17. Free food left over from meetings is your staple diet.

18. Your boss gets a brand-new state-of-the-art laptop with all of 
    the latest features, but you have time to go for lunch while yours 
    boots up.

19. Being sick is defined as you can't walk or you're in hospital.

20. There's no money in the budget for the five permanent staff your
    department desperately needs, but they can afford four full-time
    management consultants advising your boss's boss on strategy.

21. Your relatives and family describe your job as "works with 

22. You read this entire list, and kept nodding and smiling.

23. As you read this list, you think about forwarding it to your

24. You got this email from a friend that never talks to you anymore,
    except to send you jokes. [Hmmmm! -Ed.]



[Contributed by Martie]