Saturday, April 7, 2012

G is for Great Writer!


This is my first time EVER posting on a Saturday. So what kinds of things do you post on a Saturday? Funny things, of course! I know this joke has been around forever (so long, in fact, it's near impossible to figure out who to credit for it), but it still makes me laugh a big hearty laugh every time. Here's hoping it will get a chuckle out of you, too, even if you have heard it before.


There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer.

When asked to define great, he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!"

He now works for Microsoft writing error messages.


Happy weekend and Happy Easter! May all your eggs be colorful.



Also, huge thanks to Lyla Lee at Lyla Writes at for the One Lovely Blog award!

27 comments:

Tonja said...

Funny. I hadn't heard that.

Kelley said...

I haven't heard this one before! :)

Thanks for sharing.

Donna K. Weaver said...

ROFL I'd never heard this one. Excellent!

Anna Smith said...

Hahaha, I haven't heard that one before :)

Universal Gibberish

Jaime Morrow said...

Bahaha! I hadn't heard that one, but isn't it the truth? My latest error message (hard drive crash) made me bawl my eyes out O_o.

Carrie Butler said...

Haha! Very nice. :) Happy Easter!

Jack said...

BAHAHAHA!!!! I know this is true by experience!!!!!

Happy Easter, Peggy! lol

:)

Clarissa Draper said...

Funny! That's a good joke.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Lol! :-D

Jeff Hargett said...

LOL That's a tough job too! A respectable amount of creativity is required to craft hundreds of technically vague messages that deflect blame yet unmistakably convey the "sorry, but you're screwed" sentiment.

Nicole said...

Classic! ;)

Kimberlee Turley said...

It must be because I have a brother who's a software engineer, but I read that and was thinking... "The error messages are self generating. What he actually wants to do is to write the bugs that cause the error messages."

Oh yeah... it was supposed to be a joke.

This is exactly why people shouldn't post on Saturdays. My brain already clocked out on Friday.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Oh, I hadn't heard that before. I'd have to say he was successful. Have a great weekend.

Krista McLaughlin said...

Very funny! :) I love that!

prerna pickett said...

lol,that was awesome!

Angela Brown said...

Hahaha!! And boy is he doing an EXCELLENT job, especially provoking anger :-)

David Macaulay said...

posting on a Saturday hurts - god luck with the challenge, exciting about the book

dbstevens said...

I like Kimberlee Turley's answer. Mine pales in comparison, so I'll just point appreciatively back to hers :)

Thanks for the lovely laugh.

Elodie said...

:D Hahahaha! That made me (and my hubby who I had to share it with) laugh!

Sarah Pearson said...

I love this one :-)
Happy Easter Peggy.

Isabella Amaris said...

Hehe, I haven't heard this one before. Nice one:) Cheers, and Happy Easter:)

Isabella
E is for 'East of the Sun and West of the Moon'

Gwen said...

XD best joke ever. Pity Macs will take over the world someday though, his audience is shrinking.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

You made me laugh out loud! Great weekend post!

Jessie Humphries said...

I thought the punch line was going to be the auditor at the IRS! I hope you are having a great Easter. Erin and I wish you were here! :)

Leigh Covington said...

LOL - oh man, I have NEVER heard that joke. bahahaha! Apparently I am totally out of the loop, but I love it! So much fun!

Cynthia said...

That is pretty funny. I can certainly see how this job would "incite passion" in others.

Kim said...

Ha ha! I like Jeff Hargett's response, so I'll refer back to him. (Original, I know.)