A Tech Writer In Hell
A tech writer dies and arrives in Hell, where Satan growls, “I gotta escort these other sinners into the pit, lady. Take a seat and wait a minute!”
Terrified, the tech writer peeks behind a door and sees a tech writer agonisingly formatting 12 million lines of documentation on a flaming computer.
Aghast, she peeks behind a second door and sees a tech writer writing 23 million manuals on a mountain of screen captures written by a shrill, egomaniacal programmer who shrieks at every line.
In despair, she looks behind a third door and sees another tech writer like herself, chairing a never-ending meeting, munching bonbons, surrounded by fresh-faced admiring engineers sucking up to her with gifts of flowers, fresh fruit and fine wines and telling her she’s a documentation genius.
Satan returns and asks, “Well, which door, 1 or 2?”
The tech writer says, “I’d like Door 3, please.”
“You can’t have Door 3,” Satan says. “That’s Engineer Hell.”
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