Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Hump Day

 

It is Wednesday Story Day again last time we went through an exercise with Larry and Andrew on how easy it was to remember something that was written down. (Not)  We finally got to the point to learn that Andrew wrote stuff down on the Sandusky autopsy that he can’t remember and thinks it will be significant enough to try to get the deleted file restored. I see the head of IT is entering Larry’s office. Maybe he has some news.

 

“Hey, Larry. Andrew.”

“Hi, Paul. You have news?”

“I do. I spent the last couple of hours rummaging through the backup tape files and came across this tape.”

“Let me see that.”

“Help yourself, but there is nothing to see, Larry.”

“Yeah, okay. What is it then?”

“It is the backup tape used during the period of time when Andrew here was doing the autopsy on Sandusky.”

“You sure?”

“Well, yeah I’m sure. The dates on the box are a range, and the Sandusky autopsy falls right in there.”

“Oh great. What do we do now?”

“I’ve already checked the tape it is in perfect condition. We now need to get a reader.”

“How come we don’t have one ourselves.”

“Too expensive to keep around especially since this is the first time in ten years we have wanted to read a backup tape.”

“Okay, I get that. Who has a reader?”

“Our back up supplier has a reader we can use. In fact, I’m going there now to get this file read and printed.”

“Okay then. Don’t let us get in your way.”

“I’ll come right back after I get the file.”

“Thanks, Paul. We both would appreciate that. You need a ride or anything?”

“No, I’m good. Here is a neat little deli on the ground floor of the supplier’s office that is calling me for lunch.”

“See you soon.”

“Say what you want, Larry. Thant guy seems to know what he’s doing.”

“Hold on Andrew. Let’s make sure he’s gone. Yup, he’s gone for sure.”

“I was just saying I think he knows his stuff.”

“I agree. Let’s hope he can get that file back.”

“I have a deli on the brain.”

“Let’s go. I’ll buy.”

“Sweet words indeed.”

52 comments

  1. It has been my experience that many IT folk (especially comms experts) veer towards the corpulent. Now we know why. It has to be the deli!

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    1. Big source of brain food. Thanks, Keith.

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      1. Speaking as an ex-IT man with a bit of a weight problem, I applaud and agree with your assertion. :))

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      2. Ha haha. You should hace an ex-weight problem too. 😀

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  2. Boss,

    Let’s hope there isn’t some monkey wrench that gets tossed into this mix now that the reader is on the way. Not that I should be telling YOU this, since you are the keeper of the monkey wrench . . .
    And everyone speaks deli, huh?

    Love the Wednesday mystery series!

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    1. Deli is the universal language for sure.

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      1. The true language of love.

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  3. Can’t break a conspiracy on an empty stomach.

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    1. So true. We needs our Corned beef. 🙂

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  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    So good to return to your story…and to meet up in a deli. I’m sending a toast your way with hopes you are feeling stronger by the day! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I think each day is a better day. 🙂

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  5. A turkey sandwich sounds pretty good to me. 🙂 I hope you’re recovery is continuing to go well, John!

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    1. Thanks, Jill. It is. My PT is showing good results. 🙂

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      1. That’s great news! 🙂

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      2. It is. Thanks, Jill.

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  6. I’m good with the deli. Maybe some food will help with this queasy feeling I’m getting all of a sudden. Oh wait, that’s the Blue Plate Special and John’s Diner.

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    1. Ha ha ha. We are serving oysters today. 😀

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  7. Sooo, were you hungry when you wrote this? Made me hungry reading it.

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    1. Not really but you bring up a good point. My meds keep me in a state of nausia so maybe deep down I was hopng for a nice deli stop.

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  8. I’m kinda late to the party in this here series, so I’ll be going back to catch up and see the what’s what… (And I’m sufficiently intrigued to want to do so 😉 )

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    1. You really don’t have to. Long story short a guy died and the autopsy showed he had no heart. The report is missing and the detective Larry and retired M.E. Andrew need to recover it. Oh and Larry’s dead wife gives him advice.

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      1. I know I don’t *have* to 😉
        But thanks for the quickie “bring me up to speed”!

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  9. Hymie phartzengiggle got a ‘heart transplant’ and left the country with his ex-wife’s mother!!! Go figure! It’s likely you’ve got an ‘unsolvable case’! Just saying! ♥ 🙂

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    1. You may just be right, Billy Ray. 😀

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  10. Well, it seems they’re making some progress at least. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. You know arond here progress is slow. 😀 Thanks, Suzanne.

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      1. Slow can be better sometimes, John. I hope you’re doing well. 🙂 — Suzanne

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      2. I’m doing fine, Suzanne. Thank you.

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  11. Can’t let a job get in the way of a nice lunch now, can we? Of course, I’m wondering if he’s going to get poisoned or killed on the way back with the report, too.

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    1. I wish I had thought of that, Debbie.

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      1. Feel free to lift the idea if it might play well with the plot — no charge, ha!

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      2. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Debbie.

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  12. Ah thank goodness for my lunchtime story break. (If I saved this post any longer my head might have come off my shoulders and flew across the office… but If I read it for the morning, I wouldn’t have it now…) It’s wonderful to have you back John. Glad to hear the PT is going well, but sorry about the side effect of the meds — most meds do that to me too.
    Hmmm… Not sure I would trust that guy alone with the tape… Maybe if I follow him to that deli, the fortuneteller will show up and give me a clue. 😉
    But with my luck the clue would be “I see a bad reaction to the egg salad.” (Since I’m allergic to eggs anyway.)
    Looking forward to next week. Hugs.

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    1. You are divine, Teagan. Thank you and Hugs.

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  13. Would have made me hungry, but I just finished a sandwich.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Good writing would have made you hungry anyway. Great writing would have made you eat another sandwich. LOL 😀

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  14. I’m anxious to see if anything turns up on the back-up tape. Oh, the suspense!!! 🙂

    Hope you are doing well, John. Take care of yourself!

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    1. Thanks, Mae. One day at a time. No, make that one leg extension at a time.

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  15. Progress! Maybe. We shall see once the file is printed. Great to have you back, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jan. We shall see.

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  16. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Can’t wait to see what’s on those tapes…but a lunch break sound good about now!

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    1. Yes. Lunch for everyone.

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  17. I hope the deli has good bread. 🙂

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    1. You know I always worry about the same. So hard to find good bread. Especially away from the two coasts.

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  18. Lunch, and he went on his own to get the reader? Smells fishy.

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    1. Maybe it’s the tuna sandwich. 😀

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