Message from discussion Bad Anchor Stories
From: "A. Cairns" <lek...@intergate.ca>
Subject: Re: Bad Anchor Stories
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:15:12 -0800
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Brutus of Wyde wrote:
> [Brutus floats out of his padded cell in the Old Climbers' Home ,
> having recently discovered the secrets of Leavittation and
> De-materialization on some mossy, weeping offwidth project. His
> attention drawn to the discussion by the scent of "-NEVER-" versus "it
> depends...", he wanders into the cafeteria to address the [many] empty
> chair there (dinner is not for another hour)]
Wha!? How did I end up at work? Should I try to redirect that guy? Hmmm.
What would my boss say? Probably something about, "Our policy blah blah."
A lot of people working in or around institutions don't seem to understand the
difference between a policy, i.e. an idea of what would be preferred, and a rule,
like don't leave work until the next person comes in to replace you.
<mmbla wzz dissit>
> Dogma can be a dangerously sharp tool for those too weak or lazy to
> think for themselves
Crystalized intelligence. The guy must have known a thing or two once.
Andy "Hello [name]. Would you like some tea?" Cairns