16 February 2010

Tales from the shredder

Last week I spent an extremely therapeutic hour throwing out old documents, and took one sentence at random from each:

After five years a distributed mini and micro computer network would have been set up with 72 terminals. The world has changed. I do not want to say more on this for now. Work and responsibility to be divided equally between workers and management coperating together in close interdependence. What steps can you take to maximise positive and minimise negative impact of personality type mix? In 55 minutes from now there will be a fresh egg affixed by string from the ceiling. Whatever you are looking for, our online search facility provides a quick and easy source of inspiration. Think of the Angel of the North. See Efficiency and Effectiveness.

I'm not sure whether this says a lot or nothing at all!

6 comments:

kcm said...

It confirms what I have always said: all business documents, especially those emanating from senior management, are total bollox. Cynical? Moi?

NAM said...

Toi? Surely not!

Jilly said...

It makes about as much sense as any supposedly sensible document emanating from any resonably large business in the 21st century!

NAM said...

Yup. My 'favourite', as you might guess, was the egg suspended from the ceiling - a so-called team-building exercise in problem solving which took all of five minutes to work out (including an alternative) rather than the hour allocated.

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