Well: I think the below pretty much sums up where I am at right now! Because I’ve got a headache, and because life sucks (not in that way!!!), and because I’m tired and facing some really tough family issues right now, I thought we should all stop and enjoy a profound, random moment combined with a little stupidity and maybe a snigger or 2? Make of this one what you will, cheers to Kaveer for the forward: I did need it: and hey: send me a few prayers and vibes (I will try to explain why: if my poor little head can take the pressure!).
There was once a washer man who had a donkey and a dog. One night when the whole world was sleeping, a thief broke into the house, the washer man was fast
asleep too but the donkey and the dog were awake. The dog decided not to bark since the master did not take good care of him and wanted to teach him a
The donkey got worried and said to the dog that if he doesn't bark, the donkey will have to do something himself. The dog did not change his mind and the
donkey started braying loudly.
Hearing the donkey bray, the thief ran away, the master woke up and started beating the donkey for braying in the middle of the night for no reason.
Moral of the story “one must not engage in duties other than his own"
Now take a new look at the same story...
The washer man was a well educated man from a premier management institute. He had the fundas of looking at the bigger picture and thinking out of the box.
He was convinced that there must be some reason for the donkey to bray in the night.. He walked outside a little and did some fact finding, applied a bottom
up approach, figured out from the ground realities that there was a thief who broke in and the donkey only wanted to alert him about it. Looking at the
donkey's extra initiative and going beyond the call of the duty, he rewarded him with lot of hay and other perks and became his favorite pet.
The dog's life didn't change much, except that now the donkey was more motivated in doing the dog's duties as well. In the annual appraisal the dog managed
"ME" (Met Expectations).
Soon the dog realized that the donkey is taking care of his duties and he can enjoy his life sleeping and lazing around.
The donkey was rated as â star performer". The donkey had to live up to his already high performance standards. Soon he was over burdened with work and
always under pressure and now is looking for a NEW JOB…!!!!
All characters in the story are not at all imaginary. Any resemblance to person living or dying of work is purely intentional.
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