Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lessons for Today

There's an old sea story about a ship's Captain who inspected his sailors, and afterward told the first mate that his men smelled bad.

The Captain suggested perhaps it would help if the sailors would change their underwear occasionally.

The first mate responded, "Aye, aye sir, I'll see to it immediately!"

The first mate went straight to the sailors berth deck and announced, "The Captain thinks you guys smell bad and wants you to change your underwear."

He continued, “Leo you change with Jerry. Tony you change with Bert and Bob you change with Ed."


1. Someone may come along and promise "Change", but don't count on things smelling any better.

2. Most often than not, the message delivered may not be what you had intended it to be.


bayi said...

3. And you will need to monitor more closely if you want results that match your expectations!

bayi said...

"It's the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class."

John Willard Marriott
1900-1985, Entrepreneur and Founder of Marriott Corporation