They say that if you find a job you love, you will never work a day in your life. That's bull, by the way. There's always more work than can reasonably be done and sometimes it can turn your love into a real drag. Sometimes it won't feel like work and sometimes it totally will. That is why we take vacations. But I'm not here to talk about that, I'm here to talk about Neil.

Neil's one of my colleagues at Microsoft; he's the director for one of our staffing groups. I worked with Neil a while back when we were both part of the same organization.What can I tell you about Neil except that he's Welsh and he's what I would describe as a "guy's guy" (notice the rugby shirt....that's rugby, right?) with a wicked sense of humor. I'm also pretty sure that he had this coming to him when he went on vacation recently. I don't know why, but I know Neil, so I am pretty sure about that fact.

So they say that if you love your work you never work a day in your life. But "they" never said anything about sneaky co-workers that make you consider never taking a vacation day in your life.

Princess Brit Brit welcomes Neil back from vacation. Come in Neil. It smells like cotton candy in here. This is why...

 

 

<jumps up and down and claps like a giddy little girl></clap>

 Hey look, Neil's face matches his office! It's a nice contrast with the green, Neil! What? That's not a vacation sunburn?

And in the interest of giving blame, uh I mean credit, where credit is due....

 

It's all their doing!  Nice work guys.

I wasn't there for the unveiling, but since I am a fan of Neil's, I take great pleasure in seeing it go down. In the Microsoft family, like in others, the teasing is a sign of respect and admiration. We wouldn't do it if we didn't care :)

Hmm, this is what Neil looks like when he's speechless (cue: rim shot).


Video: Neil

(I guarantee that if you watch it more than once, it will be with the mute button engaged)