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TOTD 07 Aug 2002

Dakota Sioux tribal wisdom says that, when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. However, government often tries other strategies with dead horses, including the following:

1) Buy a stronger whip.
2) Change riders.
3) Declare that, "This is the way we've always ridden this horse."
4) Appoint a committee to study the horse.
5) Arrange to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
6) Increase the standards required to ride dead horses.
7) Appoint a team to revive the dead horse.
8) Create a training session to increase our riding ability.
9) Review the advantages of having dead horses in today's environment.
10) Change the facts and declare that "This horse is not dead."
11) Do a cost-analysis study to see if contractors can ride it cheaper.
12) Hire contractors to ride the dead horse.
13) Harness several dead horses together for increased speed.
14) Declare that "No horse is too dead to beat."
15) Provide additional funding to increase the horse's performance.
16) Form a brain-storm group to find uses for dead horses.
17) Publish a SOP on proper utilization of dead horses.
18) Purchase a new product designed to make dead horses run faster.
19) Declare the horse is "better and cheaper" dead.
20) Say this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.
And, if all else fails...
21) Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.

-Frederick Mann

Comments

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carocrow
Aug. 7th, 2002 11:53 am (UTC)
Oh... Bwahahahahahaha!!

I have a headache and that is still hilarious.
kmo
Aug. 7th, 2002 01:18 pm (UTC)
Laughter is good
Thanks for letting me know, Crow.
carocrow
Aug. 7th, 2002 03:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Laughter is good
I hope you get a place somewhere wonderful. I want a place somewhere wonderful one day.
kmo
Aug. 7th, 2002 05:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Laughter is good
In the spirit of giving thanks for what I have, I will say that the place where we live now has got the natural beauty thing going on in a big way. We're mainly looking for a richer, more vibrant culture with our move.

Thanks for the real estate link. Everything we've read about moving to CR advises to not think about a real estate purchase until we've lived there for a year. Do you know the folks selling the lots at which you pointed us?
carocrow
Aug. 7th, 2002 05:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Laughter is good
Link was passed to me by mamamaka. She told me who the person was and to mention her if I went for it, but of course I promptly forgot it. I'll ask her again.

A friend of mine in the Bay Area has some land in CR, I think he was planning to make a spa/retreat out of it at some point, he's a Cisco geek but he sidelines as a massage therapist and yoga instructor.

The thing that is attractive to me about CR is that I understand the preferred modes of transport are bike and horseback. The official CR page said US citz can go there for six months at a time without a work visa, I think.
srattus
Aug. 7th, 2002 04:46 pm (UTC)
you are like my daily tour guide to the well of wisdom. Where do you find these quotes? They're amazing as is your artistic banners that they influence.
kmo
Aug. 7th, 2002 05:32 pm (UTC)
the Well (not the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link)
Thank you, He Who Does.

I get the quotes from here and there.

Today's quote came from Fred Mann's Build Freedom Website.
wiltinwickwitch
Aug. 8th, 2002 12:23 am (UTC)
this is brilliant!
thanks for lifting my mood!!
love and blessed be
xxx
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