We just hope she wasn't talking about Post-Its

This IT pilot fish and his cohorts are in the process of helping to move a department to another area in the building.

"As we were loading up the CPUs, keyboards and monitors, one nice older lady asked that we make sure that she gets her old monitor because it has all her shortcuts on it," reports fish.

"We just smiled nicely and said, 'Yes, ma'am.'"

Sharky's smiling gratefully because of all the pilot fish who told their stories this year. In fact, I appreciate it so much that I won't name any of you. But tomorrow starts a whole new year, and I still need your true tale of IT life at sharky@computerworld.com. You'll get anonymity, Sharky's thanks and a sharp Shark shirt if I use it. Add your comments below, and read some great old tales in the Sharkives.

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