i had a relatively busy week of work last week and was having to do a fair bit of work at home in the evenings. one such night, i was sitting up in my bed with the laptop on my lap.
my eight year-old comes in and looks at the screen for a second and our conversation was as follows:
K - why do you have to work so much this week
M - well, it's the end of a quarter and.....well it's just a busy time
K - is that all you do all day is type numbers in a spreadsheet?
M - yeah, pretty much.
K - how do you know what numbers to type?
M - well i don't really type numbers so much as i get them from somewhere else and then i move them around and look at them.
K - (long pause, just staring at the screen) that sucks.
M - yeah, it can sometimes. maybe you can do something that sucks less.