Today, October 31, 2013 is Halloween, and in the spirit of the holiday of ghosts, goblins, vampires, werewolves, witches and warlocks, I just couldn’t resist, to bring you a short Halloween poem to roast one of our favorite SQL DBAs, Grant Fritchey (blog|twitter), aka the SCARY DBA. This is actually a re-blog from back from SQLSaturday #59 in NYC, when I first introduced him in my speaker interview series. Below is the little Halloween Poem, but if you want to see the whole interview, the original Speaker Interview#14 is here. Then he was just a mere DBA at some insurance company, now he's Red-Gate Product Evangelist! Please now enter the realm of suspended disbelief as I present a tall Tale of the Scary DBA! Thanks, again Grant for making great material ;-)
It was a dark and stormy night,
As all these stories go.
The sky was grey, the pale-like moon so low
I was to meet him here, in this abandoned hole
What to expect, I did not know.
I waited and waited, and a little bit frantic
When I asked for this interview, he said my wish had been Granted.
Suddenly the silence was shattered, with a thunderous boom;
I backed away against a door that led to this room.
I started to shiver, and cower in fear;
As a scary looking dude emerged from the rear.
I began to run, down the hallway in haste
But he started right after me, and picked up the pace
I came to a stairway, but there were no stairs
Floating in the air was a table and two chairs
My limbs went numb; I was in some kind of fog
If I die now, who will post to the PearlKnows blog?
The address was clear; I knew this must be the place
And now, out of the shadows, I began to see his face.
I turned around to make my escape,
But alas it was over, it was, too late
A hand on my shoulder, a fear like no equal
A voice begun, come on mate, let’s go talk about Sequel
I wiped the sweat from my brow, and feeling quite itchy
I sighed in relief, when I knew it was Grant Fritchey J
This has been one crazy strange weird day,
So, let’s continue my tale, With the Scary DBA!