Pollyanna and the Test Chicken of Monday

Lyda here.


I have a note on my desk that says “TEST CHICKEN.”

What chicken do I need to test, and why?

Or do I need to purchase a test chicken for the office?

I’m so confused.


7 thoughts on “Pollyanna and the Test Chicken of Monday

  1. lyda Post author

    With massive quantities of caffeine, I was finally able to determine that the note actually says “TEST CLICKER” which means I’m supposed to make sure that the remote we purchased will work for changing slides during PowerPoint presentations.

    But “test chicken”… it just opens up a world of possibilities, doesn’t it?

  2. Dick Carlson

    One of the things that I love most about my wife is that she is able to read my handwriting better than I can. I often come to her with a scrap of paper that I can’t decipher, and she comes up with an answer.

    She started her career in IT 30 years ago as a keypunch operator, entering data on the campus of a big university. Part of that was entering faculty notes from student evaluations.

  3. KSD

    Chickens are notoriously poor test-takers. They get all nervous and can’t hold the pencils with their wings. . .

  4. savanvleck

    Oh, I so know this situation. At any one time, I will have several sticky notes with obscure writings on them. The latest to puzzle me was “Tiger Correct giveaway”. Turns out it was a drawing for a computer form Tiger Direct and it was over by the time I remembered what this meant.

  5. lyda Post author

    Dick – Deciphering handwriting is a good skill. Deciphering my own handwriting is getting harder and harder. I may have to start borrowing your wife. (And welcome to PRS & the Needles of Doom. Help yourself to some sweet tea.)

    KSD – You made me laugh out loud. So now I have to test chickens while laughing. Always raising the bar for you, aren’t you?

    savanvleck – I like to think that it meant that you must give the tiger the correct giveaway – I wouldn’t want you to annoy a tiger with the wrong gift…


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