Friday, December 3, 2010
Microsoft Office Excel Dating
This is a true story. All the incidents or things i write here are, but this is just so shocking to me, that i had to remind you all that this actually did happen. I was told the events after the dating period between the couple ended.
Nancy and Barney (Not real names) worked together at the same company , she is an engineer and he is a financial controller , they come from different Arab countries and work in an international Oil company .
Anyway things did not work out after few months and they broke up. So, Barney came to Nancy's office after the break up with an excel sheet. He told her they have some matters to settle.
The excel sheet was an accounting sheet of all the money they had spent in cafes and restaurants during all the time they dated. They had somehow come to this policy where each one of them pays one time. So Barney pays today at Sakura, Nancy pays tomorrow at Applebees, the next time Barney pays at Mais Al Ghanim the time after Nancy pays at Le Notre.
Good policy or bad policy , i cant really tell . With all the talk of women's equality, maybe it is justified that a highly paid woman should pay her share in whatever food she is consuming while she is dating, God knows. This is not the shocking part.
Back to Barney and Nancy, so he is at her office with this Excel sheet that registers every penny they spent while dining out together or going for coffee. He thinks there are few discrepancies that needed to be settled.
He says " see the highlighted fields, these times i paid more than what you paid on the following date, therefore, there are discrepancies that occurred. The amount you owe me due to the difference is KD 137. This copy is for your reference, Please arrange for payment" .
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