A Quote for life!

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for Insects

Robert A Heinlein
(American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Self Appraisal

A little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda carton and pulled it over to the telephone.
He climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in seven digits (phone number).

The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:

Boy: Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman: (at the other end of the phone line) "I already have someone to cut my lawn."
Boy: Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now.
Woman: I'm very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.
Boy: (with more perseverance) "Lady, I'll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so, on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all of Palm beach, Florida."
Woman: No, thank you.

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner: Son... I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.
Boy: No thanks.
Store Owner: But you were really pleading for one.
Boy: No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!

This is what we call
"Self Appraisal."

This was shared by my Manager yesterday. And trust me, it kick started my week as nothing before!!

3 Thoughts on this post...:

Anonymous,  Tuesday, January 19, 2010  

enjoyed the read.:)

Urvashi Friday, January 22, 2010  

nice moral... so short and meaningful..I guess all of us take the same route to evaluate our performance and accept the faults, if any... :)

Tan Saturday, January 23, 2010  

Thanks Anon...

Welcome to my blog, Urvashi... you said it all!

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