“The Plan”

In the beginning was the Plan.                                                                                                                                                    And then came the Assumptions;                                                                                                     And the Assumptions were without form,                                                                                                                                                     And the Plan was completely without substance;

And darkness was on the faces of the workers;                                                                                                                                            And they spoke unto their Group Heads, saying;                                                                                                                                               “The Plan is a crock of dung and it stinks”.

And the Group Heads went unto their Section Heads and said;                                                                                                                                                            “It is a pail of dung and none may abide the odor thereof”.

And the Section Heads went unto their Managers and said unto them;                                                                                                                                                                “It is a container of excrement and it is very strong, such than none here may abide by it”.

And the Managers went unto their Director and said to her;                                                                                                                                                        “It is a vessel of fertilizer and none may abide by it’s strength”.

And the Director went unto the Executive Director and said;                                                                                                                                                        “It contains that which aids plant growth and it is very strong”.

And the Executive Director went unto the Vice President and said unto him;                                                                                                                                                          “It promotes growth and is very powerful”.

And the Vice President went unto the President and said to her;                                                                                                                                                        “This powerful new Plan will actively promote growth and efficiency of the department and this area in particular”.

And the President looked upon the Plan and saw that it was good;                                        And the Plan became…..Policy!