27. More perverse incentives
"If there's a theme throughout this ramble, it's that humans apparently tend to often pick things that are not good for them."
"Ruth debated whether to try for a refund on her plane ticket or commit suicide."
25. Abandoning good sense for false economies
"For several weeks there was a public battle in the first floor toilets over the hand dryers. The Green Team removed the paper towels so people would use the hand dryers, and at night the custodial staff would put them back."
"I'm sorry that the three databases I didn't design were structured badly and don't fit your needs, but trying to get them to act sanely and play nice with my database, the sane one, already eats seven-tenths of my time."
22. Honeysuckle rose (and fell)
"The six feet of walk was fully occupied by fallen honeysuckle. You could probably have crawled under it, but you couldn't drag a trash can past it."
21. This song has no title
"J. Alfred may have measured out his life in coffee spoons. I'm apparently measuring mine out in web journals."