Contrasts LO21964

Scott Simmerman (
Wed, 23 Jun 1999 13:16:47 -0400

Replying to LO21938 --

Edwin Goad posted about various contrasts and it reminded me of an old

In the Beginning was the Vision

and then came the Assumptions
and the Assumptions were without Form
and the Vision was without Substance.

And Darkness was upon the faces of the Workers
And they spoke amongst themselves, saying
"It is a Crock of Shit, and it Stinketh."

And the Workers went to their supervisors and sayeth unto them:
"It is a Pail of Dung, and none may abide the odor thereof."

And the supervisors went to their managers, and sayeth unto them:
"It is a container of Excrement, and it is very strong,
such that none may abide it."

And the managers went to the Directors and sayeth unto them:
"It is a vessel of Fertilizer, and none may abide its' Strength."

And the Directors went to the Vice Presidents and sayeth:
"It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very Strong."

And the Vice Presidents went to their Executives
and sayeth unto them:
"It promoteth growth, and it is very Powerful."

And the Executives went to the President, and sayeth unto him:
"This powerful new Vision will actively promote the growth and
efficiency of our departments and the company overall."

And the President looked upon the Vision and saw that it was good.

And the Vision became Reality.

Compliments of Scott Simmerman, 1993. Anonymous Source

Hope that helps!


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