As much as one wishes not to stereotype, there are some common inclinations among people of a given department. Â Marketing tends not to be action-oriented but creative and R&D a bit of the opposite. Â My new boss mentioned to me that the clock in their area kept falling behind and they were tired of updating it. I changed the battery in it and was greeted as “Terry, Clock Saver”. Â This act would not make me worthy of the bards in my homeland. Â Later in a meeting, I made a dull pun that made the marketing folks roll their eyes. Â That act, on the other hand, would.