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Problem Solving Skills: On!

This morning I had a tuft of hair sticking up on the back of my head, and no amount of wetting or combing or flattening would get it to stay down. So in my groggy, pre-caffinated state, I conconcted this brilliant plan whereby I covered my head with gel and brushed everything upwards so that all of my hair stood straight up, thereby disguising the wayward tuft.

Now, two cups of coffee later, I realize that I look like an idiot of the hair-sticking-straight-up-into-the-air variety.

Just another example of the analytical reasoning skills that have made me the crackerjack software development engineer I am today.

Posted on July 07, 2003 to Storytelling


Shave. Your. Skull. Either that or work upside-down. Both are exceptionally effective.

_That's_ problem solving, Bub.

Posted by: ColdForged on July 7, 2003 12:51 PM

Dilbert comes to mind... same up-do; same job.

Posted by: Chari on July 7, 2003 12:51 PM

I've had the same problem, and had an even stupider idea. I decided to gel my hair into one of those rock-star messed up on purpose looks.

Nothing screams "Look at me, I'm the Boss! Respect me!" like an unkempt rock star doo.

Posted by: KOTWF on July 7, 2003 1:28 PM

Can we get a picture?

Posted by: Billy on July 7, 2003 1:33 PM

I don't have a webcam for a reason. And this is it.

Posted by: Matthew on July 7, 2003 1:42 PM

I say again............ go go Jet-boy

Posted by: Kram Suibom on July 7, 2003 1:59 PM

I think it's an example of the analytical reasoning skills that occur without two cups of coffee.

Posted by: Anna on July 7, 2003 7:22 PM

I usually grab scissors when this happens and cut off the offending lock.

Then I get "tssked" by my hairdresser.

Posted by: brittney on July 7, 2003 8:56 PM

No, no, Matthew...the caffeine goes INSIDE your head.....

Posted by: Laurie on July 8, 2003 6:01 AM

Don't copy that moppy.

Posted by: K on July 8, 2003 10:53 AM

Morning Rule #1: Coffee then thinking.

Very important not to get the order wrong.

Posted by: Anne on July 8, 2003 12:36 PM

You were looking freaky when I saw you in the bathroom this morning. I was wondering what the hell was up...

Posted by: The Queen on July 8, 2003 1:18 PM

One word: hat.

If your office is formal think fedora, otherwise you can't go wrong with a baseball cap. If you really want to freak out your coworkers try a ski mask.

Posted by: kungfukitten on July 8, 2003 2:38 PM

A little bit of tufty hair never hurt anybody. Just be thankful you don't look like the illegitimate offspring of Kenny from South Park and a beaver....

Posted by: pete menzies on July 9, 2003 1:42 AM

Don't copy that moppy! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Posted by: mucus plug on July 12, 2003 12:11 PM

It does not pain me to admit that if that happened to me, it would be a great improvement.

Posted by: IdioC on July 13, 2003 3:14 PM

I say, "try taking a shower, dirt ball!"

Posted by: dj jturbo on July 23, 2003 10:06 PM

You think thats bad? I'm growing my hair to about shoulder length (Currently 2" long) and my hair ALWAYS looks unkempt and sticks up, so I'd be thankful for only one tuft...My solution is a mass off spiking gel on my hair, otherwise I have a mop heh. Also, good advice about the "Coffee then thinking" hehe

Posted by: Ghostalker on July 25, 2003 7:21 AM

Use clips to keep your hair down!

Posted by: Parikshit on August 4, 2003 5:57 PM

u all sound like the ppl on that show freaks and geeks

Posted by: bernie on March 11, 2004 7:49 AM