Sunday, July 11, 2010
the tortoise... and the tortoise
I bought some of those animal-shaped silicone rubber band things that the kids are wearing. I have a rabbit and a turtle and I wear them at work for time-allocation and decision-making.
When someone wants me to do something, I put my hands behind my back and ask the person to pick an arm. And their selection decides how quickly the job gets done:
BUNNY: "Okay, I'll get right on it."
TURTLE: "Yeah, that's gonna take a while."
What they don't know is that I actually have 1 bunny and 2 turtles. And while my hands are behind my back, I slip off the bunny and replace it with the second turtle.
I just can't believe that they keep falling for it. "Oh, darn, you got the turtle. Again. See you in two months."