Katahdin is That-a-way!
by, 03-02-2012 at 10:23 (1091 Views)
I am not making up the following conversation, freshly spoken this morning:
"Yes, my name is ___ and I'd like to make a change to our [web & database] hosting account."
"Sure thing, Mr. ___. Let me bring up your account. Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. ___, only the account's primary contact can make changes."
"Uh, I see. Who is the primary contact?"
"Let me see. --- Okay, Mr. ___. the primary contact is blank."
"It's blank -- no one is listed."
"Okay. Can I change that?"
"No. I'm afraid only the primary contact can make any changes to the account, including who the primary contact is."
And this is why the Appalachian Trail is so dang appealing to me right now. Simplicity. Sure, there's challenges, but I think one of the last things standing between someone and a successful thru-hike would be bureaucratic silliness. As long as someone can stay warm, feed themselves, stay sheltered at the appropriate times, and keep putting one foot in front of the other safely, then the goal should eventually materialize.
Hang on -- my call is very important to _____ and I'm only number 3 in line...
-- Hat 2012 NoBo AT