Sunday, March 12, 2017

A story with a lesson

Some lessons in life are funny –and useful. Here’s a story that an old boss told me years ago: 

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, “I’ll give each of you just one wish”

“Me first! Me first!” says the administration clerk. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.” Poof! She’s gone.

“Me next! Me next!” says the sales rep. “I want to be in Hawaii,relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.” Poof! He’s gone.

“OK, you’re up,” the Genie says to the manager.

The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.” 

Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say. 

Today’s Reflection: 
Don’t waste time arguing with an idiot. Give them a slap alongside the head and move on. 

Live Long and Prosper…

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