Feel appreciated now?

Flashback to last Friday, when this pilot fish's boss makes an offer to buy everyone lunch in honor of Sysadmin Appreciation Day. Well, sort of.

"Over half the team was out that day, either on sick leave or vacation," says fish.

"And the boss made the offer from Twitter, which only two of the sysadmin team uses.

"And it was from his secured Twitter account, and he has only authorized one of the two Twitter users permission to see his tweets.

"I heard about it from the one guy who read the tweet.

"I hope the two of them had a nice, quiet lunch together."

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