Friday, May 7, 2010

"Troll On The Bridge" defined

TROLL ON THE BRIDGE. n. Archetype.
I'd like to see you try getting past this Troll without paying up...

These are the corporate-minded gatekeepers who block your every effort to maneuver around them and get across the bridge. This is occasionally done with malice and without conscience, but more often than not, the blockade is enforced without the Troll even comprehending on a conscience level that it is ‘the hold up’, the obstruction blocking all passage to the other side.

Since Trolls often believe themselves infallible and eagerly seek to have that belief validated, they usually insist on some sort of ego caressing homage as payment before they’ll finally step aside and let you pass them by.

And as they smugly wallow in their self-induced position of power by being ‘the hold up', Trolls are sadly ignorant to the unmistakable, yet ironic, fact that they’re usually standing in their own way and blocking their own progress as well.

Looking to see beyond the blockade? A little boat ride underneath the bridge might be a sneaky opportunity to go "Trolling For Transparency".

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