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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Does Any of This Sound Familiar?

From Jacqui, another great-granny and a frequent visitor here comes this little morality tale.

She wrote it about life in her country but it rings just as true in the good old USofA and much more humorous than my rant of the other day about medical care.


Flogging a dead horse.

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed from generation to generation, dictates that when one discovers one is riding a dead horse the best strategy is to dismount.

But it seems the Indian way has been ditched in contemporary Australian tertiary education and government circles and replaced by more advanced strategies.

These are a few examples~~~~

Buy a stronger whip.........Change riders.........Threaten the horse with termination........Appoint a committee to study the horse.

Arrange a visit to other countries to see how others ride a dead horse........Lower the standards so dead horse can be included........Reclassify the dead horse as "living-impaired"..............

Hire outside contractors to ride dead horse.........Harness several horses together so as to increase speed..........Provide additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse's performance............

Conduct a productivity study to see if lighter riders improve the dead horse's performance.........Declare that the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overheads and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy............

Rewrite the expected performance requirements............And should all else fail............Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position!!!!

This is almost too close to the truth to be funny.

11 comments:

pissed off patricia said...

Taking the truth out of it, it's funny as hell!

kittenpie said...

oh, you are so right. I love the one about visiting other countries. I was wondering last week how I get that job around here. Very funny, but a touch sad becuase of the truth of it, as you say!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

that was a good laugh..I needed that..

and thanks for your comment..i delated that post, but thank you for your comment , it meant a lot!

madcapmum said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I'm a little late on the draw.

Dutch said...

Happy birthday, Ann.

Jenorama said...

Happy Birthday, Ann! For real today!

JBlue said...

Happy Birthday!

Expat Traveler said...

why not give the dead horse a couple million too!

Ava said...

Great post!!

Hey, thank you so much for the links that you sent me.

I left comments for you over on my blog.

Do you have any of the music that he composed? If so, I'd love to play it.

If you do, we can talk about it privately on email.

How awesome and what a legacy!!

Ava

mreddie said...

Wow, almost missed wishing you Happy Birthday on the right day - Happy Birthday! Those things about the dead horse do sound like some of our government agencies would do. ec

Gina said...

Even though I said it before- Happy Birthday!

Crossing my fingers that this stay in the hospital will work out.