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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Talk about real life!!

Saturday night ...some time on my hands ... at last!

Feeling a bit guilty about not making a Blog Synergy posting for a while I searched my files to come up with something that you may have seen before but it still makes me laugh. The moral of the story has something of a ring of truth about it sadly.

Enjoy .... and think about the message within:

Once upon a time, in a nice little forest, there lived an orphaned bunny and an orphaned snake. By a surprising coincidence, both were blind from birth. one day, the bunny was hopping through the forest, and the snake was slithering ahead of him, when the bunny tripped over the snake and fell down.

This, of course, knocked the snake about quite a bit. "Oh, my," said the bunny, "I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you. I've been blind since birth, so, I can't see where I'm going. In fact, since I'm also an orphan, I don't even know what I am."
"It's quite ok," replied the snake. "Actually, my story is the same as yours. I too have been blind since birth, and also never knew my mother.

Tell you what, maybe I could slither all over you, and work out what you are so at least you'll have that going for you."

"Oh, that would be wonderful" replied the bunny.

So the snake slithered all over the bunny, and said, "Well, you're covered with soft fur, you have really long ears, your nose twitches, and you have a soft cottony tail. I'd say that you must be a bunny rabbit."

"Oh, thank you, thank you," cried the bunny, in obvious excitement.

The bunny suggested to the snake, "Maybe I could feel you all over with my paw, and help you the same way that you've helped me."

So the bunny felt the snake all over, and remarked,

"Well, you're smooth and slippery, and you have a forked tongue, no backbone and no balls. I'd say you must be a team leader, a supervisor or possibly someone in senior management."


  • At 10:34 AM, Blogger Rosa Say said…

    Oh Trevor, advocate that I am for helping managers improve, this hurts! However I can appreciate a good-natured fable ... at least the snake didn't gobble up that bunny!

  • At 1:43 AM, Blogger Trevor Gay said…

    Thanks for that Rosa

    I was a manager for 35 years myself until last year when I became self-employed so I don't knock managers just for the sake of it. Sometimes managers deserve everything they get. Happily I think the majority are well motivated caring people ... but the others .... well ... enough said :-)


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