Saturday, May 13, 2006

Living-impaired horses

Dead Horse Theory

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. "However, in government, education, and in corporate America, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as

1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to study the horse. Better yet, bring in an army of consultants to over study the horse.
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's performance.
10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
And of course
13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.


Tomas Dennis said...

We need to:
1. Get a group discussion together about what you wrote on this post.
2. Elect a chairman/manager
3. Pass a law for funding and budget about said proposals.
4. Hire a Lawyer for a Feasibility Study.
5. Hire our nations best indians as aids and for social comment.
6. Buy land in Mexico so not to offend U.S. Citizens.
7. Hire a P.R. Company
8. Have a ten year block plan
9. Repeat steps 1-4
10. Try to figure out what went wrong.
11. Repeat steps 1-4

Motherkitty said...

Off the subject: Just wanted to wish you a very Happy Mother's Day. Hope you have a joyous day spent with loved ones.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Very Funny Incognito...I really love your's almost better than the post...but that's how our government works...isn't it?

Really LOVE that new profile's very flattering.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Thank you Motherkitty and the same to you...
Happy Mother's Day.
So glad you are feeling better with each day.

TUFFENUF said...

Good post! So true. Thanks for the laugh.

doubleknot said...

Right on - your post stated the process just right.
Liked incognito's list also - and we wonder were the money goes.