Disclaimer: You all know the drill….if you don't, find someone that does….
Sooooooooo…it's been a while, since my last little tale.
This story happens this week between myself (M), and a Network Manager, (we shall call him J).
It went kinda like this….
J: "Okay so in order to do the Masergy crossover, we need to get the vendor to connect the cables to the MIB. So find out where the MIB is and let me know."
M: "Can I ask a simple question?"
M: "I'm not network qualified, so can you please explain to me what an MIB is? And please don't say "Men In Black"…"
J: "Uh…you don't know what an MIB is?"
M: "If I did, I wouldn't have asked you this question."
J: "Uh…Well…uh…it's uh…"
J: "I'm going to have to get with W (another network engineer) and have him get with you on this."
M: "Why do you need to have someone else tell me what an MIB is?"
J: "Uh well…"
M: "Unless….you….yourself…have…no clue…."
J: "Well…that's what they call it here…an MIB."
M: "Be honest. You don't know what it is either."
J: *after a long pause* "No… It's a term they use here, and I don't know what it means or what it is…"
M: "So why didn't you just say so?"
So J ends up having to get with W on "What an MIB is and where it's located.", and W then tells him…"I'll have to get back with you on that."….
And we are currently in limbo waiting on "W" to get back with J on "What an MIB is and where it's located…"