Funny Words of Wisdom
Funny Words of Wisdom ========================= To spot the expert, pick the one who predicts the job will take the longest and cost the most. The other line always moves faster. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn. If you're feeling good, don't worry, you'll get over it. If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong. A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost. Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate. If you try to please everybody, nobody will like it. A short cut is the longest distance between two points. The chance of a piece of bread falling with the buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet. Anything you try to fix will take longer and cost more than you thought. Murphy Was an Optimist........ When a broken appliance is demonstrated for the repairman, it will work perfectly. Everyone has a scheme for getting rich that will not work. When in doubt, mumble. When in trouble, delegate. Nature always sides with the hidden flaw. If everything seems to be going well, you obviously don't know what the heck is going on. You will always find something in the last place you look. No matter how long or hard you shop for an item, after you've bought it, it will be on sale somewhere cheaper. Leakproof seals - will. There is always one more bug. In order to get a loan, you must first prove you don't need it. If you fool around with a thing for very long, you will screw it up. If if jams - force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway. A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth. Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will use it. You will remember that you forgot to take out the trash when the garbage truck is two doors away. Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening. Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it, and he'll have to touch it to be sure. The first myth of management is that it exists. New systems generate new problems. Nothing motivates a man more than to see his boss putting in an honest day's work. The primary function of the design engineer is to make things difficult for the fabricator and impossible for the serviceman. After all is said and done, a heck of a lot more is said than done. A bird in hand is safer than one overhead. The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of an oncoming train. A Smith & Wesson beats four aces. If more than one person is responsible for a miscalculation, no one will be at fault. Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference. Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. You can never tell which way the train went by looking at the track. Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition. A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works. Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. Under the most rigorously controlled conditions of pressure, temperature, volume, humidity, and other variables the organism will do as it damn well pleases. The only perfect science is hind-sight. When all else fails, read the instructions. Any simple theory will be worded in the most complicated way. The degree of technical competence is inversely proportional to the level of management. Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence. Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand. The opulence of the front office decor varies inversely with the fundamental solvency of the firm. Nothing ever gets built on schedule. A failure will not appear till a unit has passed final inspection.
Tests Before Having Children
FOLLOW THESE 14 SIMPLE TESTS BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO HAVE CHILDREN:
Women: to prepare for maternity, put on a dressing gown and stick a beanbag down the front. Leave it there for 9 months. After 9 months remove 5% of the beans.
Men: to prepare for paternity, go to a local chemist, tip the contents of your wallet onto the counter and tell the pharmacist to help himself. Then go to the supermarket. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office. Go home. Pick up the newspaper and read it for the last time.
Find a couple who are already parents and berate them about their methods of discipline, lack of patience, appallingly low tolerance levels and how they have allowed their children to run wild. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's sleeping habits, toilet training, table manners and overall behavior. Enjoy it. It will be the last time in your life that you will have all the answers.
To discover how the nights will feels:
1. Walk around the living room from 5pm to 10pm carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 4 - 6kg, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly.
2. At 10pm, put the bag down, set the alarm for midnight and go to sleep.
3. Get up at 12pm and walk the bag around the living room until 1am.
4.Set the alarm for 3am.
5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2am and make a cup of tea.
6. Go to bed at 2.45am.
7. Get up again at 3am when the alarm goes off.
8. Sing songs in the dark until 4am.
9. Put the alarm on for 5am. Get up when it goes off.
10. Make breakfast. Keep this up for 5 years.
Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems:
1. Buy a live octopus and a string bag.
2. Attempt to put the octopus into the string bag so that no arms hang out.
3. Time allowed for this: 5 minutes.
Forget the BMW and buy a practical 5 door wagon. And don't think that you can leave it out on the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that.
1. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment.
2. Leave it there.
3. Get a coin. Insert it into the cd player.
4. Take a box of chocolate biscuits; mash them into the back seat.
5. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.
Test 6 Get ready to go out
2. Go out the front door
3. Come back in again
4. Go out
5. Come back in again
6. Go out again
7. Walk down the front path
8. Walk back up it
9. Walk down it again
10. Walk very slowly down the road for five minutes.
11. Stop, inspect minutely and ask at least 6 questions about every piece of used chewing gum, dirty tissue and dead insect along the way.
12. Retrace your steps
13. Scream that you have had as much as you can stand until the neighbors come out and stare at you.
14. Give up and go back into the house.
15. You are now just about ready to try taking a small child for a walk.
Repeat everything you say at least 5 times.
Go to the local supermarket. Take with you the nearest thing you can find to a pre-school child. A full-grown goat is excellent. If you intend to have more than one child, take more than one goat.
Buy your weeks groceries without letting the goat(s) out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.
1. Hollow out a melon
2. Make a small hole in the side
3. Suspend the melon from the ceiling and swing it side to side
4. Now get a bowl of soggy cornflakes and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon while pretending to be an aeroplane.
5. Continue until half the cornflakes are gone.
6. Tip the rest into your lap, making sure that a lot of it falls on the floor.
7. You are now ready to feed a 12-month old child.
Learn the names of every character from the Wiggles, Barney, Teletubbies and Disney. Watch nothing else on television for at least 5 years.
Can you stand the mess children make? To find out:
1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains
2. Hide a fish behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.
3. Stick your fingers in the flower beds and then rub them on clean walls.
4. Cover the stains with crayon.
5. How does that look?
Make a recording of someone shouting "Mummy" repeatedly. Important: no more than a 4 second delay between each Mummy - occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet if required. Play this tape in your car, everywhere you go for the next 4 years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.
Start talking to an adult of your choice. Have someone else continually tug on your shirt hem or shirt sleeve while playing the Mummy tape listed above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there's a child in the room.
Put on your finest work attire. Pick a day on which you have an important meeting. Now:
1. Take a cup of cream and put 1 cup of lemon juice in it
3. Dump half of it on your nice silk shirt
4. Saturate a towel with the other half of the mixture
5. Attempt to clean your shirt with the same saturated towel
6. Do not change, you have no time.
7. Go directly to work
You are now ready to have kids. ENJOY!!!