In the beginning was the plan
And then came the assumptions
And the assumptions were without form
And darkness was upon the face of the employees
And they spoke amongst themselves, saying
"It's a crock of s#!% and it stinks."
And the employees went unto their supervisors, saying
"It is a pail of dung and none may abide the odor thereof."
And the supervisors went unto the Administrative Managers, saying
"It is a container of excrement and it is very strong,
such that none may abide by it
And the Administrative Managers went unto their Directors, saying
"It is a vessel of fertilizer and none may abide by its strength."
And the Directors went unto the Executive Directors, saying
"It contains that which aids plant growth and it is very strong."
And the Executive Directors went unto the General Managers, saying
"It promotes growth and is very powerful."
And the General Managers went unto the Board of Directors, saying
"This new plan will actively promote the growth and efficiency
Of this organization and these areas in particular
And the Board of Directors looked upon the plan
And saw that it was good and the plan became policy.
And this is how s#!% happens.

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