I’m going to paste this in and once again, the names have been changed to protect the stupid. Now, you want know where your outsourcing dollars are going. Well, I’ve got an answer for you. Here’s an email from a real outsourced development team about getting something a visiting customer wants. Other than changing the names, I really think this one speaks for itself:
We have promised Mr. Moron that we would arrange an elephant ride for him while they are here in Mumbai. Mr. Moron himself is quite keen too on riding on an elephant while in India.
The problem that we are facing currently is quite simple – how / where do we locate an elephant in Mumbai and hence have Mr. Moron to ride it?!! The task for the team is simpler still – if you were to notice an elephant loitering around (or even stationery for that matter) kindly ask whoever owns it if we can lease the thing for an hour or two.
I know all this may sound funny or even ridiculous – it is however a serious issue and your help in this regard will be highly appreciated.
Any thoughts / suggestions directed towards helping us locate an elephant will be highly appreciated.
Thanks & Regards,
Even Bigger Dumbass