18 September 2005

Dumbass Of The Week II

This one really made me vomit blood.

I was going to do a photo shoot on some of my products in our modest in-house studio and Ming was roped in to be my assistant (read: coolie) for the day.

So we met in the morning as I laid out my game plan ahead in order to get the shoot over and done with, in the smoothest and quickest fashion by laying out every task that they had to do before I come in and take the final shoot.

From lighting to angles to layout to order-of-shoot. Not a single detail was spared.

Coffee Table Sets were the theme of the day as I had several sets to shoot. Given that they were all similar in size, I suggested to mark the floor positions, discreetly in chalk of each piece so that we don't have to adjust the lighting each and every time we changed a new set, thus saving loads of time in the process.

At 2pm, the settings was ready and I was called in to take the final shots.

*Snap* *Snap* *Snap* *Snap* *Snap* *Snap*

6 shots at different exposure settings and we were done with the first set.


As the guys removed the first set, I noticed strange markings on the floor. Ming had used BLACK PERMANENT MARKER to mark out the positions machiam like the chalk outlines in the homicide crime scene.


I was soooooo seething with anger that I let fly a tirade that would even make a pirate blush.

The whole bladdy shoot was halted as Ming scrambled for solvents and rags to start scrubbing the floor. As a result, the shoot was delayed by more than an hour. Granted that the black markings are no longer there, I now had to deal with white scrub marks the made the similar route of the marker outlines. (Click to enlarge)

Sigh.... I give up!

My hopes for a good photoshoot was thrown out of the window as I continued with the rest of shoot, sian-halved, and calling it a wrap shortly after.

Fucking idiot....

- Voxeros

1. nadnut left...
Monday, 19 September 2005 12:38 am ::
lol. i pity ming. he must have kena left right centre from you...

2. Jaslyn left...
Monday, 19 September 2005 2:01 am ::
Hahaha...Fly me and Jon there. We help u take lah. Hahaa..

3. JayWalk left...
Monday, 19 September 2005 7:28 am :: 
nadnut: I think you should be pitying me for having to put up with such stupidity.

Jaslyn: If I can afford professional help, you think I would still be doing this myself? Buay sai lah.... :)

4. The Hungry Bunny left...
Monday, 19 September 2005 9:03 am ::
Oh dear, i hate it when people mix up temporary and permanent markers on a whiteboard too. Because the aftermath of it makes me smell like an alcoholic.

5. nadnut left...
Monday, 19 September 2005 9:24 am ::
lol. true. ;)

6. JayWalk left...
Monday, 19 September 2005 9:50 am :: 
TheHungryBunny: Mixing that up would have been alright with me. What really riled me up was that I specifically asked for chalk.
His excuse was that he couldn't find chalk.
All I did was walked out of my office to the security guardhouse (15m away) and took a piece from the chalk notice board.
At that point, I soooooo wanted to smack his head inside out.

nadnut: Well at least it won't be a big headache when I do their appraisals and earmarked the next guy for promotion to team leader.
It won't be this guy for sure.

7. Chen Deneng left...
Monday, 19 September 2005 10:08 am
'sounds very familiar'
Cool Down!
Such, is the 'joy' of working in Ch1na
I share your sentiments! The Cheenas nvr seem to be able to take instructions.

8. JayWalk left...
Monday, 19 September 2005 10:19 am ::
Chen Deneng: "Joy" indeed!
It is not that they dunno how to take instructions but rather that prefer to do as they please.
In the western world, the term for it would have been "Smart Ass".
Here's the beauty of this entire thing. When his own "smart ass" plan backfired, this idiot will be scrambling to come up with all sorts of excuses and finger pointing. Anything and everything, except to admit their own mistakes.
Chor lim peh lagi doo lan.....

9. lancerlord left...
Monday, 19 September 2005 1:12 pm ::
You sian-halved? Given me in the same situation, I sian all the way. Want to scold also no strength to scold.

10. JayWalk left...
Monday, 19 September 2005 1:25 pm ::
lancerlord: Bor pian, cannot sian all the way coz ultimately it is still you who would have to complete the shoot.
So can only sian-half coz need other half to get it done and over with.

11. akk left...
Monday, 19 September 2005 2:19 pm
relac siah.....take deep breaths...i'll also scream if somebody abuses the floor like that in a shoot....

12. JayWalk left...
Monday, 19 September 2005 2:38 pm :: 
akk: If only I could be like my Encik during NS time, take the bladdy kevlar helmet and POK him on the head goot goot one time.....

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