The Spoon

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  1. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    *The spoon:*
    >
    >
    > *A lesson on how consultants can make a difference in
    > an organization.
    > *
    >
    > * Last week, we took some friends to a new restaurant,
    > 'Steve's Place,' and
    > noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon
    > in his shirt
    > pocket.*
    >
    >
    > *It seemed a little strange. When the busboy brought
    > our water and
    > utensils, I observed that he also had a spoon in his shirt
    > pocket.*
    >
    >
    > *Then I looked around and saw that all the staff had
    > spoons in their
    > pockets. When the waiter came back to serve our soup I
    > inquired, 'Why the
    > spoon?'*
    >
    >
    > *'Well,' he explained, 'the
    > restaurant's owner hired Andersen Consulting
    > to revamp all of our processes. After several months of
    > analysis, they
    > concluded that the spoon was the most frequently**
    > **dropped utensil. It
    > represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per
    > table per hour.* *If
    > our personnel are better prepared, we can reduce the number
    > of trips back to
    > the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift.'*
    >
    >
    >
    > *As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he replaced
    > it with his
    > spare. 'I'll get another spoon next time I go to
    > the kitchen instead of
    > making an extra trip to get it right now.' I was
    > impressed.*
    >
    >
    > *I also noticed that there was a string hanging out of
    > the waiter's fly.
    > *
    >
    >
    > *Looking around, I saw that all of the waiters had the
    > same string
    > hanging from their flies. So, before he walked off, I asked
    > the waiter,
    > 'Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that
    > string right there?'*
    >
    >
    > *'Oh, certainly!' Then he lowered his voice.
    > 'Not everyone is so
    > observant. That consulting firm I mentioned also learned
    > that we can save
    > time in the restroom.*
    >
    >
    > *By tying this string to the tip of our you-know-what,
    > we can pull it
    > out without touching it and eliminate the need to wash our
    > hands, shortening
    > the time spent in the restroom by 76.39%.*
    >
    >
    > *I asked quietly, 'After you get it out, how do you
    > put it back?'*
    >
    >
    > *'Well,' he whispered, 'I don't know
    > about the others, but I use the
    > spoon.'*
     
  2. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm not eating at Steve's Place! LOL
     

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