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March 2, 2005

The Effectiveness of African Ways

Hurray and thanks to Paul!!! I was (again) trying to find a way to grab some time with my frequently absent advisor, the Inimitable Doctor Doherty, while he was in a meeting with Brian. Then Paul suggested I try the traditional African way of rapping loudly on the door and pretending I didn't know anyone else was there (my usual modus operandi was to politely and quietly wait out of ear shot so I would not rudely disturb the conversation, hoping that I could jump in between the guest leaving and the next phone call/meeting/escape to Lori's). So I tried it, and it worked! Not only did it work, but Bill came looking for me upstairs when the meeting was over.

Any other new approaches you'd like to suggest, Paul?

Posted by mkellehe at March 2, 2005 8:09 PM | New Approaches to Old Problems