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Life is Like a Manure Spreader


Life is Like a Manure Spreader

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Steve, I wish you'd get back to talking about horses all this about politicians is getting a bit much!

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Hey, it's a big election year, what can I say Smile

Maybe a few politicians should read this one.Tongue

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In the old days we tried to get others to think that it was their idea in the first place and we worked to hone the skill. It worked from time to time and saved a lot of grief.

And as far as politics is concerned there have been so many negative adds on all sides here people are wondering no matter who is elected if the world will still exist past tomorrow.

It has been particularly bad this past few weeks.

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Politician AND a manure spreader - http://www.tomlynch4supervisor.com-a.googlepages.com/pastisprologue

By the way, what's the second half of the title?

"Life is like a manure spreader" . . .

. . . If you're not careful, you can get $^&* everywhere

. . . without compromise, you end up being the only one handling the poo.

. . . but it doesn't taste anything like a box of chocolate!

. . . contributions encouraged . . .

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Heh... I beg to differ, Steve. You did NOT compromise. You simply made it easier for someone else to do the work and, as it turns out, may have saved your own back in the process. You "enabled" someone else!

And THAT's the secret to success... "LET them see it YOUR way". In order to do that, you sometimes have to help them along. As David Poole once noted, the extraordinary DBA is the one you seek out first, not use as a last resort.

By the way, you once suggested that throwing hardware at performance problems was the way to go... why don't you take a ride to the local tractor store and buy one of those hand-crank, wheeled tounge posts and make it so easy for the Mrs. that she'll actually thank you for making it easier to do a "crap job"? Tongue Extraordinary DBA... Hehe

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jcrawf02 (11/3/2008)
Politician AND a manure spreader - http://www.tomlynch4supervisor.com-a.googlepages.com/pastisprologue

By the way, what's the second half of the title?

"Life is like a manure spreader" . . .

. . . If you're not careful, you can get $^&* everywhere

. . . without compromise, you end up being the only one handling the poo.

. . . but it doesn't taste anything like a box of chocolate!

. . . contributions encouraged . . .


OK, that sounds like a challenge. Here goes.

"Life is like a manure spreader"......

...."but work is like the field"
...."A brand new day, but same old sh** "
...."What goes around, comes around"

And, whilst I'm not going to retype the whole thing, I suspect here would be a good point to remind people about the tale of the non-conformist sparrow

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Shaun McGuile (11/3/2008)
Steve, I wish you'd get back to talking about horses all this about politicians is getting a bit much!


...surely you're not asking for a compromise?

Anyway, JFDI (Just Do It) overcomes all attempts a finding a widely accepted resolution. I hear it far too often.

Gaz

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jcrawf02 (11/3/2008)
Politician AND a manure spreader - http://www.tomlynch4supervisor.com-a.googlepages.com/pastisprologue

By the way, what's the second half of the title?

"Life is like a manure spreader" . . .

. . . If you're not careful, you can get $^&* everywhere

. . . without compromise, you end up being the only one handling the poo.

. . . but it doesn't taste anything like a box of chocolate!

. . . contributions encouraged . . .


. . . if you try to get in its way, you'll end up smelling like <you know what>
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So, why not hook the trailer to the truck before loading the manure? The trailer is much lighter at that point.

Tom
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Steve, since you mentioned your kids I immediately thought of "The Zax" by Dr. Seuss. It is the 2nd story in _Sneetches and other Stories_ and is exactly about this issue of people who are not willing to compromise. It should be required reading ;-).

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