Thursday, February 7, 2013
Clara: Office Management (the chicken solution)
I have a colleague who is very unhappy. Indeed she has fallen off the bottom rung of unhappy into a far worse place.
In wracking my brains for a solution, I presented a sanitized version of the predicament to Clara, aged 6, and asked for her advice.
Clara: "Let me think about it" [She's wise, this one. She knows not to commit to a plan until she has thought things through.]
Several days later:
Clara: "You should give your colleague a real [live] chicken."
What stunning advice. I wish I could follow through. It would do the whole department a world of good were I simply to show up with a live chicken one day. Imagine! "Here. It's a chicken. You'll need feed for it, I guess. I don't think you can potty train it. Maybe it'll lay an egg on your printer? Enjoy!"
Posted by Antje M. Rauwerda at 7:55 AM