Friday, October 21, 2016

Question and Flow


I was asked a question about a management matter. My response was brief but a flood of memories rushed in. I could recall the investigation of a supervisor who waved a revolver, declared that he knew how to deal with dissenters, fondled women, avoided tough assignments, and was frequently drunk on the job. 

The same flood carried recollection of a subsequent case where the man's attorney made him out to be a cross between Mother Theresa and Albert Schweitzer.

A few seconds later and I was in the Pentagon listening to a colonel insisting that some officers could not have been prejudiced because they were highly educated. [I gained his animosity when I noted that Goebbels had a doctorate.]

One nudge and the memories flow. 

Fortunately, if I don't like one there are plenty of others.

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