Friday, June 24, 2005

Something for the weekend :-)

With the weekend approaching and Tim Henman losing yet again at Wimbledon yesterday I thought we best have something a little lighter today.

Having said that, wasn’t it a marvelous performance from 18 year old Andrew Murray to reach the third round?

At last we have a young Brit who looks very promising. Let us just hope the press do not build him up too much too early.

Anyway … back to my lighter subject ....

I came across this recently and despite being a manager all my life I feel there is some truth in this little story.
Please enjoy it and even if you are a manager have a good laugh.

Talk About Real Life

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."


Rocky said...

hahahahaha that is hilarious. I laughed for 15 minutes. What a great icebreaker for trainings and such. I will use it many times i am sure. thanks for a great laugh.

Trevor Gay said...

I will be using at a lot too Rocky! :-)