For those of you who don’t know – I create advertising for a living. Not fancy graphics stuff, but text-based in-column adverts. Now that you have that bit of information – you may understand my frustration.
I work with the LEAST intuitive program EVER. I have to link together dozens of tidbits of information, and make them line up properly. And sometimes they just don’t. For no good reason. At least, not a reason that’s apparent to me.
Eventually, I exhaust all my resources, and go ask one of the more seasoned employees how to make that thing do the thing it’s supposed to. Their answer is usually to explain some bizarre workaround that doesn’t actually apply to anything but this situaion. I have binders full of procedure that explains these workarounds. BINDERS PEOPLE. Big ones.
And two of these books that I create advertising for, including the company’s biggest book, they roll to print on Friday. I am going completely insane. Fortunately, I can relax with some beautiful music later tonight when I go listen to dearheart belt her pretty little lungs out.