Thought for the Day 5 October, 2017


Thought for the Day 5 October 2017

Today I have decided to stay on the lighter side of life. But a word of warning. This thought may offend more sensitive readers. So if you don’t like stuff that refers to body parts, I suggest you read something else. Have all of you gone yet? – OK, here’s the thing.

I came across an old story from sometime in my dim and distant past that goes something like this:

The organs of the body were having a discussion on which was the most important and therefore should be in charge.

“I should be in charge,” said the brain. “Because I run all the body’s systems. Without me nothing would happen.”

“I should be in charge,” said the blood. “Because I circulate oxygen all over. Without me you’d waste away.”

“I should be in charge,” said the stomach. “Because I process food and give all of you energy.”

“I should be in charge,” said the legs. “Because I carry the body wherever it needs to go.”

“I should be in charge,” said the eyes, “Because I allow the body to see where it goes.”

“I should be in charge,” said the rectum, “Because I’m responsible for waste removal.”

All the other body parts laughed at the rectum and insulted him, so in a huff, he shut down tight. Within a few days, the brain had a terrible headache, the stomach was bloated, the legs got wobbly, the eyes got watery, and the blood was toxic. They all decided that the rectum should be the boss.

So based on this story, here is today’s thought:

“If you have ambitions to be a big-shot, important type, who’s in charge of lots of stuff, be careful that you aren’t just an ass-hole!!!!”

Politicians take note.

Cheers, Dave


About Dave Macfie

Dave Macfie is the General Manager and Lead Consultant of Unique Advantage South Africa, a consulting company specializing in creating unique business advantage from purpose, analysis, insight, alignment and action. Dave’s qualifications include a double honors degree in mathematics and physics and a post graduate certificate in education. (Cum Laude) His career spans forty five years of experience in IT, business, property development and high school teaching. He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with his wife Sandi and three of his seven children. Dave loves addressing business performance challenges, reading, writing fiction and non-fiction, gardening and spending time with his family.

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