AT&T’s Procedures for Sweeping a Floor

From the Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness comes a three page procedure on how to sweep a floor:

The proper brush should be selected for the sweeping job to be done. A hair floor brush having numerous fine fibres effectively removes fine dirt. For heavy sweeping, the Palmyra floor brush is used. This brush has inner rows of Palmyra, which is sufficiently stiff to move heavy debris, surrounded by outer rows of Tampico, a finer fibre which removes the finer dust and dirt. The Palmyra brush replaces the corn broom. Gum, tar or other adhesive substances that may be encountered are removed with a putty knife.

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Bush’s Vacation Time

Have you wondered how much vacation time our workaholic leader has taken? I wondered enough to give it a quick google and here is what I got.

From Ask Yahoo:

According to an August 2003 article in the Washington Post, President Bush has spent all or part of 166 days during his presidency at his Crawford, Texas, ranch or en route. Add the time spent at or en route to the presidential retreat of Camp David and at the Bush family estate in Kennebunkport, Maine, and Bush has taken 250 days off as of August 2003. That’s 27% of his presidency spent on vacation. Although to be fair, much of this time is classified as a “working vacation.”

What about Clinton? As of December 1999, President Bill Clinton had spent only 152 days on holiday during his two terms, according to CBS News. A former staffer noted Clinton was such a workaholic that “it almost killed Clinton to take one-week vacations during August.” In 2000, Clinton cut his summer vacation short to just three days, so he and his wife could concentrate on her Senate race and fundraising for Democrats.

So Bush loves to take “working vacations”. Great, an oxymoron to describe his time off. Is there anything about this guy that isn’t moronic?

Cruising around the web I see Josh Marshall is also talking about the president’s vacation time and its seemingly bad timing.