02 July, 2009

Semantics: Crisis Mode

"Crisis" (normal person's definition):
matter in dire need of attention; something critical has/is going to fail / blow up / sterilise half the population*; bone^.
"Crisis" (abnormal person's definition. No need for names by this point, is there?):
hoping someone else would answer an email you could have handled three days ago, finally realising no-one has because they all knew you were capable of answering it and it fell into the category of things you're responsible for, and suddenly trying to escalate it as evidence of a major systems failure.

* Although there are times, most of them at work, when I have trouble considering this to necessarily be a bad thing.
^ Bone: "Bollocks, naff. Not. Very. Good." (Dog Soldiers)

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