God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
It’s been a long week away from home with a client. We are right in the midst of the strategy validation phase of the overall strategy roadmap process and there are a million tedious, but important, issues to nail down. Strategic initiative action plans, establishment of Enterprise KPIs, project scoping documents, 2012 meeting calendar, assembling action teams to tackle various projects as well as dealing with the inevitable anxiety that accompanies new goals, metrics and organisational change.
Everyone has been surprisingly cooperative and punctual about getting their various assignments finished so we can assemble the Line of Sight strategy roadmap, but it has been all work and not much relax time.
One of the things that keeps me going and in a positive and productive frame of mind is laughter. If I don’t have a good laugh at least once a day I can get pretty grumpy. So, no more work. It’s time for a chuckle. This was sent to me and I laughed for an entire day so I thought I would pass it along.
I was in the check-out line at Wal-Mart buying a bag of Purina dog chow for my dog when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. Why else would I be buying dog chow, RIGHT ??? So on impulse I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again, and that I probably shouldn’t, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I’d lost 50 pounds before I awakened in intensive care, with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.
I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet and all you do is load your pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)
Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff a poodle’s butt and a car hit me.
Oh well, back to work, but I do enjoy a good laugh now and then.
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