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Discussion in 'Just for Laughs' started by nugget, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a
    banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a
    monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As
    soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with very
    cold high-pressure water. After a while, another monkey makes an
    attempt with the same result -- all the other monkeys are sprayed with
    cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the
    stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

    Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and
    replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to
    climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys
    attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he
    tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted. Next, remove another
    of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The
    newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer
    takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm!

    Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a
    fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the
    stairs, he is attacked. None of the monkeys that are beating him have
    any idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they
    are participating in the beating of the newest monkey. After replacing
    all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been
    sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches
    the stairs to try for the banana. Why not?

    Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been done around
    here. And that, my friends, is how company policy begins. [​IMG]
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  2. Phil
    Honorary Member

    Phil Gigabyte Poster

    Hey, you've been to my work place haven't you! :)

    Nice one.
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  3. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Good one Nugg. :)
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  4. cazzam35

    cazzam35 Kilobyte Poster

    Nice one, that's just got to go on the office wall at my place...
    Certifications: currently doing A+/MCSE
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