Monday, January 15, 2007

What Katy Patricia Did Next...

There is a most entertaining post over at the good Doctor Crippen's surgery.
The senior staff of Marks & Spencer challenged the senior staff of the NHS to an annual canoe race to the held on the river Thames in support of Comic Relief. Both teams practised long and hard to reach their peak performance before the first race.

On the big day, the Marks & Spencer team won by a mile.

Patricia Hewitt was discouraged and depressed about the crushing defeat. She appointed a team of senior managers to investigate and to recommend appropriate action. Their conclusion was that the Marks & Spencer team had eight people rowing and one person steering, whilst the NHS team had eight people steering and one person rowing. Patricia did not like the report, so she hired a private management consultancy company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion...

Find out what Patsy did next... Can you guess? And, no; unfortunately, the answer is not that she drowned herself in the river, nor did she beat herself to death with an oar...

2 comments:

donnaprassede said...

Politics is the business of getting power and privilege without possessing merit..oh yes, i totally agree with O'Rourke!
hello from Italy (from an italian girl who love Eire and has lived there for 3months)!

Raw Carrot said...

Presumably she sent in a turn-around team... only to then find that the turn-around team knew nothing about rowing with the result that the next year the NHS lost again... So she called in some other management consultants... ad infinitum... Until one day some knobbish Scotsman took charge and decided to ban other teams from the competition. The NHS at last "won".