FW: Laugh Of The Day - Thu, Aug 29 1996

Subject: FW: Laugh Of The Day - Thu, Aug 29 1996
From: Williams Diane <Williams_Diane -at- DOTE -dot- OSD -dot- MIL>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 09:28:36 -0400

Does anyone have a boss like this? ;-D

Diane Williams
DWilliams -at- dote -dot- osd -dot- mil

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>Subject: Laugh Of The Day - Thu, Aug 29 1996

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>*File Description: Management And Writing Style*


>THE SAGA OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW OF WRITING STYLE

>Question: How many feet do mice have?

>Original reply: Mice have four feet.
>Mgmt. Comment: Elaborate!

>Revision 1: Mice have five appendages, and four of them are feet.
>Mgmt. Comment: No discussion of fifth appendage!

>Revision 2: Mice have five appendages; four of them are feet
> and one is a tail.
>Mgmt. Comment: What? Feet with no legs?

>Revision 3: Mice have four legs, four feet and one tail per
> unit-mouse.
>Mgmt. Comment: Confusing -- is that a total of 9 appendages?

>Revision 4: Mice have four leg-foot assemblies
> and one tail assembly per body.
>Mgmt. Comment: Does not fully discuss the issue!

>Revision 5: Each mouse comes equipped with four legs and a tail.
> Each leg is equipped with a foot at the end
> opposite the body; the tail is not equipped
> with a foot.
>Mgmt. Comment: Descriptive? Yes. Forceful? NO!

>Revision 6: Allotment appendages for mice will be:
> Four leg-foot assemblies, one tail.
> Deviation from this policy is not permitted as
> it would constitute misapportionment of scarce
> appendage assets.
>Mgmt. Comment: Too authoritative; stifles creativity!

>Revision 7: Mice have four feet; each foot is attached to a
> small leg joined integrally with the overall mouse
> structural sub-system. Also attached to the mouse
> sub-system is a thin tail, non-functional and
> ornamental in nature.
>Mgmt. Comment: Too verbose/scientific. Answer the question!

>FINAL REVISION APPROVED BY MANAGEMENT: Mice have four feet.


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