Wednesday, July 23, 2008

How thing work

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation togeneration, says that, "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse,the best strategy is to dismount."
However, in Federal government, more advanced strategies are often employedin such situations, such as:

1. Buying a stronger whip.

2. Changing riders.

3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.

4. Visiting other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.

5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.

6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.

7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.

9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's performance.

10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.

11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead, and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.

12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
And of course . . .

13. Promoting the dead horse to a management position.


USA_Admiral said...

I love reading about Indian wisdom.

This was the way AlliedSignal/Honeywell did business.

I don't miss working there.

Hammer said...

Sounds like every company I worked for that had more than 30 people.

Evil Lunch Lady said...

hahahahahaha! Classic!

Anonymous said...

Personally, I would prefer the horse run for President, instead of just his hindquarters.

The British Bird. said...

hahahah! that was funny but so true..

yes, I too would much prefer a dead horses ass, to the two choices currently on offer for Pres. The dead horses ass, would not smell or look pretty, but the upside is, it wouldnt make stupid speeches, in fact, it wouldnt make any at all!