Call Center Light Bulb

How many call center agents does it take to change a light bulb?

Just one. But there would be probing questions.


How many call center agents does it take to change a light bulb?

Just one. But it’s going to be recorded for quality and training purposes.


It’s almost a year since we transferred house but there are still boxes with contents waiting to be stored in shelves or to be disposed. The latter is preferred. This minimalism thing is tougher than it seems which is why it takes time before we let go of stuffs that we don’t really need. The last one that was hard to give away were my MBA books but I gave it anyway. So far no regrets except that I could have sold it for a minimal fee.

Next in line are our Reader’s Digest issues from 1997-2006 with only a few missing months. If not for this magazine’s shift from educational and clean entertainment articles to Cosmopolitan-like contents then we could have continued our subscription. There’s now an urge to read everything for the last time before I throw or give them to someone else again.

Facebook and Kindle would have competition in the next months.

So if those light bulb jokes sound familiar then those are inspired by once again enjoying Laughter is the Best Medicine and All in a Day’s Work segments of Reader’s Digest just like the good old days. This reminds me that I’ve been wanting to be paid $100 for an RD contribution.

Out of curiosity if my call center light bulb jokes are noble ideas,  I downloaded Plagiarism Checker on Google Play Store and the app says these are considered unique results. It means they are mine but feel free to use them for fun anyway. Just in case–far-fetched thought, let me know if want to pay for it for commercial purposes though. 


Mood: 2/10 Honks! (Feels like summer already.)


Life is like a bullet

My recent obsession with photography got me back in Here I’ve learned some tips from enthusiasts who spent time, effort and money to satisfy their craving for at least one nice shot.

Re-visiting the site put a smile on my face when I saw the last photos I posted prior to the Basic Photography class. This set made me proud of my (dark) self. I call this one ‘Life is like a bullet.’ And here’s how the story goes.

Bullets have goals too. To serve their purpose they need to be fired–come to think of it, they’ll be the only ones who won’t raise an eyebrow in front of Donald Trump when he says, “You’re fired!”

The goal

The way into the goal must be identified.

The way.

Like people, some bullets are real…

The real deal.

.. And some bullets aren’t. They are the posers.


Unfortunately, the posers in our midst do have the same ambition like us. Sometimes they get in the way to reach our goal.

Ambitious guy.

And sometimes, they even find the gate ahead of us just a step short of achieving the main objective.

The interview.

Sooner or later though, someone will find out.


When the real deal takes over, it will make it to the headlines.