This comes from Brooks Hilliard, an independent management consultant. It has absolutely nothing to do with today’s election, so let me take a moment to remind you to VOTE. (Sloth and apathy, not to mention ignorance and cynicism, may be upon the land — but not upon the readers of this web site, I’m happy to say.)
If you liked the frozen chicken story [Brooks writes], you’ll love this one, reputed to be an actual radio conversation recorded by the Chief of Naval Operations, 10/10/95 (I can’t vouch for the veracity of the claim, however):
#1: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.
#2: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to South to avoid a collision.
#1: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
#2: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.
#1: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER ENTERPRISE. WE ARE A LARGE WARSHIP OF THE US NAVY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW!!!
#2: This is a lighthouse. YOUR CALL!!
Quote of the Day
Money is a singular thing. It ranks with love as man’s greatest source of joy. And with death as his greatest source of anxiety. Over all history it has oppressed nearly all people in one of two ways: either it has been abundant and very unreliable, or reliable and very scarce.~John Kenneth Galbraith, The Age of Uncertainty
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