Friday Funny: The View From 3:00 AM

It's Friday...are you ready for a cartoon caption contest? This week, the Data Center Knowledge cartoon by Diane Alber shows what can happen in those wee small hours in the morning and what it means to be the "on call" staff. . . enter you submission to win.

It's Friday...and time for some workplace levity. Diane Alber, the Arizona artist who created Kip and Gary, this week was pondering those wee small hours in the morning and what it means to be the "on call" staff and she's drawn a cartoon that reflects the shock of the 3:00 AM call or page.

She writes, "I work a lot with data center operation staff, network engineers and IT directors, and one of the things that will stress them out the most is that infamous 3:00 AM call that the network is down. This inspired this next comic, considering those emergency calls that you have received, or that call you hope you never have to take at that hour."

The deal is this: we provide the cartoon, drawn by Diane, and you, the reader, can submit the caption. Use the comments field below for your suggestions! Next week, we will choose three or so finalists, and Data Center Knowledge readers will have a chance to vote for their favorite. The winner will receive their caption in a signed print by Diane!

Congratulations to Anthony Wanger, president of IO, who was the prize winner for the last cartoon, with “The flyer says it's 'Data Center Ready!'”

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Enter your submission in the comments below. Have a great and stress-free weekend.

To see our previous cartoons, visit the Humor section on Data Center Knowledge.

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