16 July 2008 at 6:20 (Autism/Asperger's, Communication, Humor/ Fun Stuff, Prosopagnosia, Work / Employment)
This cartoon is composed of four pages,
each of which bears a caption at the bottom of the page.
Andrea’s Buzzing About: “Efficiency” A female Geek and older female User are seated at a desk, where the Geek is giving the User some instruction in how to use a program. A male Techie stops by the door. Geek to User: "... so you need to set up a user file with the ID 'foo@farble'; save that before moving onto the next step. --Yes?" Techie to Geek: "Here is the report doc." Geek to Techie: "Did the update load?" Techie replies: "Good-for-go with 3.0; included in the backup." Geek replies: "Excellent, thank you." The Techie leaves without further ado. Geek continues to User: "Now, the next step is to set up the database; you can do this with weighted or unweighted scores, the former being used for --" User: "How rude!" Geek: "What, weighting scores?"
User: "No, him. Wasn't that just so rude of him?" Geek: "Um ... I did not find him rude." User: "But he just walked right in here without saying 'Hello' or anything!" Geek: "We all said 'Hello' to each other when we came in this morning." User: "But he didn't stop to chat!" Geek: "Of course not, we are busy working. He was just dropping off what I'd asked for."
User: "Don't you find it kinda weird-like that he didn't tell you anything else? I thought several of them computer people were working on ... whatever things." Geek: "He told me what I asked him. I'm not worried about which techs were doing what; that's their job." User: "But he just walked out!" Geek: Of course. "We were done." User: "But he just left without saying thank-you or anything!"
Geek: "I thanked him; why would he thank me for thanking him? Now, you can set up the database by recording the scores daily, weekly, or by project --" User: "Well, I still think he was rude! He didn't even chit-chat with me." Geek: "I find him quite polite. He told me what I needed to know, without wasting my time, or interrupting us unnecessarily. He was efficient; I like that." User: "Have you ever noticed that he doesn't really look you in the eye when he's talking to you?" Geek: "No, I can't say that I have."