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“When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, best strategy is to dismount ".

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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, best strategy is to dismount ".
However, in government, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:
1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to 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 the 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.

If you don't understand this theory, you haven't lived long enough.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MI-ELLKAYBEE 1/19/2012 1:29PM

    Way too much truth here! One more thing: name the dead horse to the position of second-in-command (VP.) Then nothing will ever be expected of it again. emoticon

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RANDOM00B 1/19/2012 12:42PM

    One thing I have to say: it's not just government. Corporations and other for-profit enterprises have done this type of stuff with the dead horse as well.

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ALICERIEGER 1/18/2012 8:55AM


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SUPERMOUSE35 1/18/2012 7:56AM

    Hee, that's great! :D

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GRANDMA624 1/18/2012 5:49AM

  I'm old enough to understand. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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MICKEYMAX 1/18/2012 4:50AM

    hmmm, that explains that supervisor I once had. :)

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WENDENANNIE 1/18/2012 3:02AM

    Great blog! I have lived long enough to understand it and I am wondering if that is a good thing? LOL! Shall we unsaddle that horse and ride bareback? emoticon

emoticon for sharing!


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QUEEN_REINA 1/18/2012 1:32AM

    This is a GREAT blog--I really got a laugh from it. Thank you for sharing it!

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