If At First…

”If at first you don’t succeed…lower your standards”

That used to be quite a popular epithet, back in the days when I worked in the dark world of quality management. That, and ”there’s never time to do it right, but there’s always time to do it again”

I’m not quite sure why that came to mind, but it’s appraisals time again at Jellies R Us, and while I was having my one-on-one with my line manager, I came up with some top-quality management-speak that I thought you’d laugh at. During a discussion on what things hadn’t gone quite according to plan over the year, I came out with ”if at first you always succeed, your targets weren’t set high enough”.

OK, I’m not proud of it, but it fitted the Mood of the Moment, and it distracted hin from the accident stats for long enough for me to get away with it.

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