Flogging a dead horse?

by eyeslice 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • eyeslice

    Dakota tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. However, we often try other strategies with dead horses, including the following:

    1. Buying a stronger whip.
    2. Changing riders.
    3. Say things like, "This is the way we have always ridden this horse."
    4. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
    5. Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
    6. Increasing the standards to ride dead horses.
    7. Appointing a tiger team to revive the dead horse.
    8. Creating a training session to increase our riding ability.
    9. Comparing the state of dead horses in todays environment.
    10. Change the requirements declaring that "This horse is not dead."
    11. Hire contractors to ride the dead horse.
    12. Harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed.
    13. Declaring that "No horse is too dead to beat."
    14. Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance.
    15. Do a Cost Analysis study to see if contractors can ride it cheaper.
    16. Purchase a product to make dead horses run faster.
    17. Declare the horse is "better, faster and cheaper" dead.
    18. Form a quality circle to find uses for dead horses.
    19. Revisit the performance requirements for horses.
    20. Say this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.
    21. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.

    Any other ideas?

  • Amazing

    Hey Eyeslice: Very funny, and a keeper in my favorite things saved. Thanks.

    On a more serious take:

    For some, it is not a matter of riding a dead horse, but rather trying to figure out why the dead horse still snaps at them even though they have dismounted ... or trying to figure out why the horse died so that they might prevent the next horse from going down in the middle of a race.

    Last but not least, as part of the healing, some need to go through the process of siting a decent grave location in which to bury the dead horse.

    All this may look like 'beating' when in fact it may be nothing more than the normal grieving and healing.

  • SixofNine

    22. No need for it ever to be a total loss. Sell the horse to Teejay.

  • Moxy

    23. Re-position yourself in the marketplace as a dead-horse-rider.

  • Guest 77
    Guest 77

    Have you tried asking 'Ed' the talking horse or 'Francis' the talking mule? I pretty sure they won't give you 'bull-dung.'

    Guest 77

  • silentlambs

    24. Demand the name and address along with the testimony of the horse along with a complete police report and a computer read out plus a autopsy, before you will believe it is a dead horse......

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