PEBCAK Errors and OCSO Sheep

A friend of mine in the retail business shared an acronym used among his fellow-employees. Having regular interaction with confused computer customers, geniuses often identify PEBCAK Errors: Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard. I’ve sat in the middle of a few of those myself.

That same friend and I, along with a couple other youth staff leaders, were conversing about small groups. One leader remarked that we regularly run into a certain sort of sheep, and another acronym was born. This type is an OCSO Sheep: One Continual Shepherding Opportunity. A shepherd’s watch never really ends anyway, but some sheep make it more of a ride.