Sunday, 15 January 2012
May I thank Eoin Taylor for allowing me to publish the Pale Horse on Sunday evenings over the past weeks. However every story must have an ending or no book would ever be published.
The following story (received by email) tickled me. Perhaps it's because these days there are so many machines and gadgets around to do the jobs people used to do.
A young engineer was leaving the office at 5.45pm when he found the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand.
"Listen," said the CEO, "this is a very sensitive and important document and my secretary's not here. Can you make this thing work?'
"Certainly," said the young engineer. He turned on the machine, inserted the paper and pressed the start button.
"Excellent, excellent!" said the CEO as his paper disappeared inside the machine. "I just need one copy."
Lesson: Never, never, ever assume your boss knows what he's doing.