Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oct 26 2010 | Shanghai: Sorted

I have to say the events - the end result of my past year of work - are going great. Any hiccups so far - most of which only I noticed - were small and resolved quickly. Whenever I bring up an issue or concern to my AV vendor, his immediate response is always "sorted". What does this mean? Is it a non-issue? Or has it already been resolved? What I really think is there's a long queue of concerns he's juggling and my latest request has been sorted into the virtual vertical file. I'm finding myself using the expression. "Did you get our train tickets?" "Sorted." "But when do we arr..." "Sorted!" Such a cool but ambiguous way to pass things off :)

4 comments:

kg said...

Glad things are going well! Could your AV guy possibly mean either -- "sort of" or "it's all sorted out"?

Karen said...

Sorted into the circular file.

Dave said...

received this txt message tonight (note: typos are not mine, also he always uses zeros instead of oh's, i wonder if it's a keyboard problem):

" Hi dave. I just let the guys head back f0r a rest. They wil be in at 6 to get the ppt n vdos fr0m u. Everytings test n s0rted. "

Phil said...

Based on the usage of the word in the text message, I think it means "in order" as we would say, "her papers are in order" or perhaps, "the equipment is in working order." I think "sorted" is a transliteration of their word or phrase meaning "in order."