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Lessons in life

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by thomas, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. thomas New Member

    Lesson 1:
    A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her
    shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a
    towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob,
    the next-door neighbor.
    Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you £ 800 to drop that
    towel, "
    After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked
    in front of Bob After a few seconds, Bob hands her £ 800 and leaves.
    The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she
    gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, "Who was that?"
    "It was Bob the next door neighbor," she replies.
    "Great," the husband says, "did he say anything about the £ 800 he owes
    me?"

    Moral of the story:
    If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with
    your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable
    exposure.

    Lesson 2:
    A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to
    lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes
    out.
    The Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish."
    "Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas
    , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world."
    Puff! She's gone. "Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be
    in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless
    supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life."
    Puff! He's gone.
    "OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager.
    The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."

    Moral of the story:
    Always let your boss have the first say.

    Lesson 3:
    An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit
    saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"
    The eagle answered: "Sure , why not."
    So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a
    sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

    Moral of the story:
    To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

    Lesson 4:
    A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to
    the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the
    energy."
    "Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull.
    They're packed with nutrients."
    The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him
    enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day,
    after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after
    a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.
    He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

    Moral of the story:
    BS might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.
    There was a lesson 5 but it's a bit rude so PM me if you want it too.
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

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  4. satya Moderator

    Moral of the story:
    Always let your boss have the first say.

    Very funny but near to the real-life behaviour of bosses [;)][:'(]

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