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Is This How NEO Civic Projects Happen?

12/26/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi

I came across this ditty while cleaning out files. Certainly applied to a few companies I worked for, but I wonder if this is how some of our local work comes about. In particular the ODOT new bridge project, Euclid Corridor, and Red Light Cameras.

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 the darkness was upon the face of the workers. And they spoke
among themselves: saying "It is a crock of shit, and it stinketh."

And the workers went unto their supervisors, and sayeth:
"It is a pail of dung, and none can abide the odor thereof”

And the supervisors went unto their middle managers , and sayeth:
" It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong, Such that none can abide it.”

And they went to the upper management, and sayeth to them,
"It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none can abide its strength,"

And the upper management spoke among themselves, saying one to another,
"It contains that which aids plant growth, and is very strong."

And the upper management went to the vice-president, and sayeth,
"It promotes growth, and is very powerful."

And the vice-president went unto the president, and, sayeth unto him.
"This new plan will actively promote growth, and efficiency of the company,
and in certain areas in particular."

And the president looked upon the plan, and saw that it was good.
And the new plan became policy.

And this is how shit happens.


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