Maven says: "I need a vacation"; Motley says: "Slacker"
Maven: You know what, Mot? I'm taking a vacation. It's been a great year, but I need a bit of time off. It is the holiday season, after all.
Motley: Slacker. You hardly do any work as it is!
Maven: Well, I don't produce much in the way of tangible results, but I like to think I contribute to the company's bottom line and indirectly to the development of the product by coaching others.
Motley: Bah! I don't buy all that touchy feely stuff. Unless you are checking in code, you aren't contributing.
Maven: Ouch! I know that's just your blunt exterior talking. One day you'll give me a bit of credit.
Motley: Credit for wasting my time! … Ok, fine. I'm joking around a little here. You HAVE helped me out a few times. I'm not sure it justifies your salary, but you do add a bit of value here and there.
Maven: Thanks, Mot. I think. I'll take that as a complement. I think. Anyway, I'm off on vacation until January 15, 2008. I hope you have a great holiday season.
Motley: Thanks. I'm actually taking a few days off myself and I'll be back on the same date. And since James is probably eavesdropping on us yet again because he doesn't have a life, perhaps we can hint that he wish everyone out in Internet land a happy holidays as well.
Maven: I am sure he will.
Maven and Motley will back in full force on January 15, 2008. In the meantime, please pass along any suggestions for topics and pointers to other valuable resources you may have come across. Have a great holiday!