Joke of the week

May 27, 1998

Joke of the week

Modern management practice has just added new insight to an age-old question: When we have a half glass of water, is it half empty or half full?

Down the ages it was answered thus: half empty if you were a pessimist; half full if you were an optimist.

Applying public service management theory, we now discover the answer is: you seem to have twice as much glass as you need.

[With thanks to workers in the Australian Taxation Office.]

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