Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

28 Nov 2001, 13:20 p.m.

My pile of books to skim is now smaller than…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

My pile of books to skim is now smaller than the pile of books I've already gleaned for useful information. Hurrah!

A telemarketer just called, and even though I had to say "hello?" eight times before he spoke, and I found it difficult to understand him, and he followed the script that told him to counter my "thank you, I'm not interested" twice, I still remained extremely courteous all the way to the end. I even let him hang up first. Little things like that make me feel great.