Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The Lean Review

At the end of a long shenanigan that my annual review was N, my manager asked "So would you like a Sandwich or a low-carb evaluation ?" Even past Atkins-mania that made perfect sense. N was asking if he could cut the crap and get straight to the point. I replied "Atkins".

He made me suffer though prolixity, obfuscation, business-ese and manager-ese for another hour before I was set free. Since N is more buddy, less boss I had to ask how the hell he called that hoopla "low-carb". He explained that was merely the "bed of greens to cushion the landing"

Moral of the story - Atkins does not equal lean. All ideas start simple and gather fluff along the way. Zen equals starkness.

4 comments:

inspiredbylife said...

"The more deeply you understand something, the harder it is to explain" isn't that true! :)

BTW if you can pardon my ignorance, what/who is Atkin? :D

Chay said...

"All ideas start simple and gather fluff along the way"

Hmmm....:-)) fluff...unfortunately, just fluff!!

FunnyCide said...

That one is real cool! DO you mind if I printed it out and posted it outside my cube!!??

Heartcrossings said...

FC - Not at all :-) Glad you liked it. A link to my blog would be nice.

Inspiredbylife - Atkins is a low carb diet fab that was in fashion a while ago. I thought it was pretty wierd.