Friend of mine just told me she has to attend a stand up call. She is of course a techie.
I am confused. What has standing up got to do with a call? Is she not allowed to sit during the call, which she said is not face to face. Wait! If not face to face, it will be bum to bum or what? I mean all meetings are face to face, especially online meetings, or am I mistaken?
No no it's a scum meeting , she said. Oh, you mean your colleagues admit they are scum, I asked?
No you dodo , that is scrum meeting , we are all agile, she said. Hello, just yesterday you were complaining of backache, how come you are claiming to be agile?, I said. What do you know, she said, every week we plan for the next sprint. Now I knew something was wrong, she is hardly the running type, she is more the samosa jalebi rest on her chair type. She was obviously pulling my leg.
Anyway, back to the stand up call. A few questions come to mind:
Substituting someone in a stand up call: is it called standing in
Not allowed to attend stand up call as punishment: is that what is standing out
Funny stand up call: that I think is what they call stand up call-edy
Sex worker soliciting customers at Street corner: should then ideally be a stand up call girl
Cancelled stand up call: is it called a stand down call
These techies I tell you, what what new terms they invent...