October 3, 2008

Smart Dogs

Four men were bragging about how smart their dogs were. One man was an engineer, the second man was an accountant, the third man was a chemist, and the fourth was a government worker.

To show off, the engineer called to his dog. "T-square, do your stuff." T-square trotted over to a desk, took out some paper and a pen, and promptly drew a circle, a square, and a triangle.

Everyone agreed that that that was pretty smart.

The accountant said that his dog could do better. He called to his dog and said, "Spreadsheet, do your stuff." Spreadsheet went out into the kitchen and returned with a dozen cookies. He divided them into four equal piles of three cookies each.

Everyone agreed that that was good.

The chemist said that his dog could do better still. he called to his dog and said, "Measure, do your stuff." Measure got up, walked over to the fridge, took out a quart of milk, got a ten-ounce glass from the cupboard, and poured exactly eight ounces without spilling a drop.

Everyone agreed that that was pretty impressive.

Then the three men turned to the government worker and said, "What can your dog do?"

The government worker called to his dog and said, "Coffee Break, do your stuff." Coffee Break jumped to his feet, ate the cookies, drank the milk, claimed he had injured his back while doing so, filed a grievance report for unsafe working conditions, put in for worker' compensation, and went home for the rest of the day on sick leave.

They all agreed that that was the most impressive of all.


The joke implicitly refers to some people, consciously or unconsciously for making all kinds of excuses just to stay off from work or to do what they are suppose to be doing. Even more worst when that person works in the government or a politician. Given that each country has defects in the government because there is always the weakest link. The weakest link looks smarter and better of but accomplishes nothing. 

In the Phillipines, some politicians and government leaders think that they can do whatever they want to do because nobody can say a word to them. It is crazy how the society has becoming polluted with such false beliefs and leaders have lost their credibility. 

To be smart in avoiding responsibilities at work may result to an undeniable loss of order in the office of work. I remember when I was getting my drivers' license in the Philippines it took me one week to process my papers before I got into the Land Transportation Office to apply for my driver's license. Comparing that experience in the United States, the processing of the driver's license is way faster than home.  

I hope this kind of behavior will not be tolerated at all times. 

Anyways, thanks for my dumb friend (in a good way) for forwarding this mentally and politically challenging forwarded email.