May 16, 2003

Found something slightly strange on the shared printer at work today. It looked like a poem. Was slightly taken aback by it - because there was no context to it: no title, no name, and presumably no owner (or so it would seem). So I left it there - in case somebody would come back for it. But intrigue got the better of me - and I stopped by the printer before I left the office for the evening - just to see if it was still there. And it was! So I stuffed it in my bag and took it home. Perfect blog material I thought to myself. I had no idea who had written it - and there was something strangely fascinating about it.

Later - I did a quick search on Google for some of the words that were on this poem - and to my surprise - there were millions of results! It turns out that said poem is an alternative “Friendship” poem - i.e. an alternative to all the cheesy sort of poems you see written inside those cheesy-looking birthday cards you get at Safeway.
Click here to read it.

So - by then I felt really stupid - because there was me wondering to myself all the way home (well not quite all the way home - see previous blog entry below) who might have written this poem and who were they writing it to - and all that deep, profound philosophical stuff - and it turned out that Google had exposed my utter niaivite! Practically everybody on the Internet has a variation of this poem on their web pages. And I suppose I have continued that honour by doing the same.

Oh well - it’s nice to be humbled once in a while.

Plastic Friends

Plastic Friends

It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
And it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year

From the theme tune of the “Friends” sitcom

Posted by jag at May 16, 2003 10:39 PM
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