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I had dinner with a friend last night and asked how his job was going.

Him: I spent the last week working on two paragraphs of text. There are five people above me that have to review it.

I sent it to the first person and she sent it back with a lot of changes. So, I addressed those and, since she'd gone out of town, I sent it to the next person. He sent it back with a lot of changes, which I addressed.

Then the third reviewer came in and said they'd decided to go in a different direction, so what I'd written wasn't needed anymore.

Then the first review came back from out of town and said "Where's that text you were working on? They need it."

I told her I was told to stop working on it. She said "Well they need it now. Just send whatever you've got."

Me: *nods knowingly*. Yup. Been there.
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