It was my 29th birthday and I had taken off that day. My manager calls me in the evening and wishes me for my birthday. Later in the day I was checking my official emails to prepare for the next day's hard grind in office. There I see this mail from my manager.
“As Discussed, Happy Birthday”..
The downside of following a to-do list for every call. I wonder if he ends up doing this to his wife or someone close on everything he discusses on phone?
PS: An immaginary story narrated by my friend who later confirmed that it's made up. However this exaggeration of a scary impact on those who get too influenced by “best practices” @ work. Take care.