Posts Tagged 'Bureaucracy'

US Government’s Advice for Yeti Hunters – 1959

yetiAccording to Slate –

This Foreign Service memo treats a science-fictional subject—the existence of the Yeti, or the Abominable Snowman—with utmost bureaucratic seriousness. Titled “Regulations Governing Mountain Climbing Expeditions in Nepal—Relating to Yeti,” it was issued from the American Embassy in Kathmandu on November 30, 1959.

View memo HERE

 

 

Strange College Policies

A list from mental_floss has 9 unusual university rules. My favorite is –“If you’re a male student at Brigham Young, you’re going to need a doctor’s note before you grow a beard.”

Read the entire list HERE.

This Is How Shit Happens

Today’s joke from the FriarsClub goes like this –

In the beginning was the Plan.

And then came the Assumptions.

And the Assumptions were without form.

And the Plan was without substance.

And darkness was upon the face of the Workers.

And they spoke among themselves, saying, “It is a crock of sh*t, and it stinks.”

And the Workers went unto their Supervisors and said, “It is a pail of dung, and we can’t live with the smell.”

And the Supervisors went unto their Managers, saying, “It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong, such that none may abide by it.”

And the Managers went unto their Directors, saying, “It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide its strength.”

And the Directors spoke among themselves, saying to one another, “It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very strong.”

And the Directors went to the Vice Presidents, saying unto them, “It promotes growth, and it is very powerful.”

And the Vice Presidents went to the President, saying unto him, “This new plan will actively promote the growth and vigor of the company with very powerful effects.”

And the President looked upon the Plan and saw that it was good. And the Plan became Policy.

And this is how sh*t happens.



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