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I: Are you all ready for bed?
He: I'm all ready to start getting ready for bed.
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|There is significant overlap...|
They: Are we going out for ice cream?
We: I don’t know. We’ll see what time the recital lets out. If it’s not too late, we’ll get some ice cream to celebrate.
They: The recital will last only an hour and eight minutes.
(Are these crazily precise imagined measurements familiar to other parents? A new car costs seventy-two million, five-hundred dollars and twelve cents. That sort of thing.)
We: No, we don’t know how long the recital will last.
They: If we don’t get ice cream tonight, we’ll go out for ice cream tomorrow.
We: No, we didn’t say that.
They: I’m going to eat dessert now but if we go out for ice cream I can still have ice cream too, because I didn’t know now we were going to get ice cream.
We: No, if you have dessert now, that’s all your going to have. No ice cream.
They: Then if I don’t have dessert now and we don’t go out for ice cream, then I can have dessert when we come home.
They: We’ll support 110 countries in the September release. (I’m remembering the business-ese a little differently from how they said it: they call the countries locales and they call September Q3.)
We: We’re researching the countries now. We know we can support about 50, but the other half might be problematic.
They: So the other 60 will be supported at the start of Q4.
We: I don’t know. We’ll finish the background research in 2 days. We can tell you then.
They: So since you’re only supporting 50 countries, that will free up 5012 man-hours. That’s enough to deploy the Business Intelligence Fusion Engine in Q3.
We: (frantically multiplying in our heads): Where’d you come up with 5000? We don’t have that many hours in the whole quarter, do we? This is the first I’ve heard of this business...fusion...thing. What’s-
They: So you don’t need all 5012 hours. We'll streamline your team to optimize efficiency.