Did You Get The Memo?

By: C.L. Miller

We all deal with paperwork and communication SNAFUBARs on a regular basis. Many are the result of too many fingers on the keyboard, and we get a hodge-podge of information that is like a knitting project gone berserk.

Recently we got tangled in one that took several hours to unravel, while we sat waiting for Someone to tell us where to go and what to do when we got there.

That caused us to wonder how it might go in a random office if several people wrote a different memo and hit the “print” button at the same moment:

Dear Client:

It has come to our attention that the wedding ceremony will take place at 3:00pm unless this matter is resolved by December 5. We are grieved to report the demise of whomever is eating the lunches of other employees that have been late for work on a regular basis. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, you contribute to the cash tree so the happy couple can enjoy a honeymoon in our collections department. The company picnic will take place at the blood bank on Tuesday and we ask that you donate or we may be forced to consider legal action.

Sincerely Rest In Peace.

And, yes, a SNAFUBAR is the combination of the two separate acronyms SNAFU and FUBAR. We think it might be a fun name for a candy bar. The leftover product at the end of the line of each separate candy flavor is gathered and blended. The resulting bar will appeal to the adventurous set.