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A Year-End Thought For Planners
 

Humorous look at how a plan becomes policy.
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In The Beginning was The Plan

And then came The Assumptions

And The Assumptions were without form

And The Plan was completely without substance

And darkness was upon the face of The Workers.

And they spoke among themselves, saying,

"It is a Crock, and it stinketh."

And The Workers went unto their Supervisors and sayeth,

"It is a pail of dung and no one may abide the odor."

And The Supervisors went unto their Managers and sayeth,

"It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong,

Such that none may abide it."

And The Managers went unto their Directors and sayeth,

"It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide its strength."

And The Directors spoke amongst themselves, saying one to another,

"It contains that which aids plant growth, but it is very strong."

And The Directors went to The Vice-Presidents and sayeth to them,

"It promotes growth, and it is very powerful."

And The Vice-Presidents went to The President and sayeth to him,

"This new Plan will actively promote the growth and efficiency of this Company, and these Areas in particular."

And The President looked upon The Plan,

And saw that it was good, and The Plan became Policy.

And this is how S -- t happens.

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Last updated: Nov 1, 1993




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