August 10th, 2004 · 2 Comments
by Booksquare

We made a major mistake recently. During our conference, we allowed our friend Jill to peek at our statistics. No, now that we think back, she looked without permission. The nerve of her. As it turns out, our detailed information sparked the hidden bell curve of her soul, and she’s become a woman obsessed (sample conversation: “I see you haven’t updated Booksquare today. Why not?” Us: “Because we’ve been on the phone with you talking about your site’s statistics.” Her: “What about before that?” Us: “We were responding to your fifteen emails about your site’s statistics.”).

One thing that continually amazes us is the capacity of our fellow humans to acquire the skills necessary to achieve specific goals. Our friend Paul hacked through Photoshop to learn to erase someone marring the photo of him with Elvis Costello. Our friend Gena managed to learn to put her head on another woman’s body. And Jill? She launched an all out assault on statistics. Not content with the information her service provider gave her, she spent days (trust us on this) researching stats packages. We knew she’d achieved success because we received two phone calls (land line and cell phone) and several emails within a two minute period. We really should try to make ourselves more available.

So, for those looking for a free service that warms the cockles of the most obsessive-compulsive soul, we offer the results of Jill’s research.

File Under: Tools and Craft

2 responses so far ↓

  • Gena Showalter // Aug 10, 2004 at 12:08 pm

    I must say, learning to put my head on other bodies so that I can stand (or lay) next to Brad Pitt is one of the finest skills ever learned. Each picture holds a special place in my heart.

  • booksquare // Aug 10, 2004 at 1:50 pm

    You stand as a testament to the strength and will of humans everywhere. And, yeah, I’m going to use this information to my advantage whenever I can.