February 9th, 2007

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Doh!

Our eyes actually work as designed!

I was clipping my nails yesterday and a very small piece of nail shot up and went into my eye. I tried for the longest to find it, but to no avail. I could FEEL that it was in there, but I was scared of scratching my eye. After a while, it stopped hurting, but if I pressed or moved the outer part of my eyelid, I could feel it in there.

I pretty much forgot about it after a while.

This morning, when I woke up and went to brush my teeth....TADA! There was a small nail in the corner of my eye :) It had worked its way down overnight and out like a teardrop.

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Can you tell I'm bored and don't really have anything exciting to post about?
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Friday Funny

Thanks to genebob for pointing to this one via email. How true, how true.


Monkey Experiment Proves Corporate Policy Process

Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water. After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result, and all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon the monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth.

Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked. Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey. After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana. Why not? Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been done around here.

And that, my friends, is how a company policy begins.