A Parody Post

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ya gotta love groups (and this is eerily accurate ;o)
If you have ever belonged to a discussion group (Yahoo or otherwise) you'll get a kick out of the following post. Actually, if you've ever even worked with a group of folks at all this is a good one. 
I don't usually repost things, but this came through the [Yahoo] BC support group I belong to this morning and totally cracked me up, so I had to share. You have probably seen it already, but just in case you missed it....

The Question: How many group members does it take to change a light bulb?
1 to change the light bulb;
1 to post that the light bulb has been changed;
14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently; 

7 to point out spelling and/or grammatical errors in posts about changing light bulbs;
18 to flame the spell checkers;
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term for "light bulb" is "lamp"; 

15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct; 

5 to email others that the light bulb posters are in violation of the list etiquette;

10 to post that this list is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb list;
12 to demand that cross posting to the hardware list, off-topic list, and light bulb list about changing light bulbs be stopped;
17 to defend the posting to this list saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this list;
25 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique, which brands are faulty, and URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs;
14 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URLs;
33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too";
4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQs;
13 to ask what is an "FAQ"?
19 to say "do a search on 'light bulbs' before posting questions about light bulbs";
27 to complain that "we've already discussed light bulbs."
42 to post "if you don't want to read it, skip it."
12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy; 
1 new list member to respond to the original post 6 months from now so it will start all over again.

Truer words, right? **giggle** (and several of the reasons I so rarely post in any of the group discussions I read ;o)


  1. the truth is always the funniest material

  2. ROFL yep, that sounds about right.

  3. This is so weird. I have this same post in my que to post some day....
    LOL! You beat me to it!

  4. NannyMcFur: Yes it most certainly is *laugh*.
    Ann: Glad you got a giggle ;o)
    Catherine: Definitely.
    Dreaming: Oh no! I so rarely repost things because they seem to end up on 500 different blogs at once (kinda sick of Luna the jumping cow right now ;o) I'll be sure to let you beat me out of the next one though *grin*.

  5. No wonder I am always rushing around and getting nowhere. This is hysterical but has a lot of truth to it.

  6. Fisher: Almost reads like a documentary, doesn't it? *laugh*

Your comments really brighten my day!

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