Sunday, May 20, 2012

A lighter hearted Sunday look at Greece and the Euro

Many thanks to a regular correspondent, who sent me this which struck me as so apt as to compell me to break my self-imposed weekend blogging embargo!

If you want a plain explanation as to what's happening in the Eurozone with regard to the Greek debacle, perhaps the following will enlighten you:
The tribal wisdom of the Lakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that;

“When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount".

However, in government more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:
1.  Buying a stronger whip.
2.  Changing riders.
3.  Appointing a committee to study the horse.
4.  Arranging to visit foreign countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5.  Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
6.  Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
7.  Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
8.  Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed
9.  Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse's performance.
10.  Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
11.  Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
12.  Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.

And of course....
13  Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.  

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3 Comments:

Blogger BJ said...

Love that MC - am going to nick it.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Please go ahead BJ, it deserves all the circulation it can get!!!

5:42 PM  
Blogger Col. Cardboard said...

And ... 14. Moving the finishing post.

3:31 AM  

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