The Parable of the Boiled Frog LO19898

Scott Simmerman (
Tue, 17 Nov 1998 17:00:58 -0500

Replying to LO19864 --

C.J. Saft in The Parable of the Boiled Frog LO19864 asked if the parable
were true. I read the same article as Rick about the Myth Debunking.

Maybe it isn't true, but it is a good metaphor.

After all, Deming said:

"All models are wrong, some models are useful."

And I've never boiled any myself, although I have various recipes for
making "Gack" on my webpage.

But my wife told me to share this with the group:

The Frog and the Princess--the 90's Version!

**Contributed to Swenny's E-Mail Funnies by Bob Laurie, Juneau, Alaska,
and Melanie Rotz, Duluth, Minnesota**

Once upon a time, a beautiful, independent, self assured princess happened
upon a frog in a pond.

The frog said to the princess, "I was once a handsome consultant and
college professor until an evil witch put a spell on me. One kiss from you
and I will turn back into a prince and then we can marry, move into the
castle with my mom and you can answer the phones, prepare my meals, clean
my clothes, bear my children, deal with angry customers and forever feel
happy doing so."

That night, while the princess dined on frog legs, she kept chuckling, "I
don't think so."


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