It's a grey and cloudy day here at Throwback Towers and one of the Klueless Decision Support systems has just gone down in flames. The phone is ringing and the Company instant messaging system has gone into some kind of meltdown with all the yelps and screams of anguished, would-be system users.
Just another day at the office then.
My manager is sitting at his desk, staring serenely at half a walnut cradled in his hands.
"Er, what ya doing?" I ask, "only, Klueless is down and the users are going mental."
He tears himself away from his contemplation of Jupiter's Acorn.
"It's a relaxation technique," he tells me. "you get a walnut and study it - really study it for at least five minutes, focusing on nothing but the look and the texture. After that, you put it on your tongue and move it around for five minutes without chewing it to get all the different flavours and tactile sensations. It's really good for stress."
He pops it into his mouth. "Shee?"
I fold my arms and allow a look of scepticism to amble across my face.
"You did hear me say that Klueless is down, didn't you?"
"And you do know that they've raised a P1 against us?"
I pick a spare walnut up off his desk.
"Good for stress, huh?"
He nods a third time.
I turn the little brown brain-looking thing in my hands for a moment or two, then toss it back onto the table.
As if there aren't enough of them around here already.