I’ve just been given the most insane, asinine, and ridiculous request that I’ve ever been given. A user at my company is asking for quotes on a 30″ flat-panel computer monitor. Yes, you read that right…a 30″ monitor. Thirty. Inch. The thing weighs over 25lbs!
But wait…it gets better. If the 30″ is too expensive (or too large) they’ve asked for quotes on two 22″ monitors. Two. Not one, but two. Did I mention he’s asking for two monitors? Of 22″ or more? Two.
I mean, we already have a one group with 24″ monitors…and there is absolutely no reason for them to have them…none. Not. One. They don’t do CAD/CAM work, or video editing, or anything that would require monitors of that size. The reason (excuse) for getting them was so they could view multiple windows at one time. The only thing I’ve ever seen them do is have a single email open that is 24″ wide.
The very idea of having a user with a 30″ monitor on their desk is just ludicrous. That’s bigger than the TV I have at home! Geez, people…and if it gets approved, I think my head might explode.
And just you wait…if one person gets it, you know the rest of the users are going to want one. We’ll have an entire company of nothing but 30″ monitors.