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  • #2
    Sounds like you've worked for the Gummint.

    Here's my contribution

    The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and
    have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved."
    Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A
    Bit Cross." The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940
    when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from
    "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a
    "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the
    Spanish Armada.

    The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get the
    Bastards." They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have
    been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

    The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror
    alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are
    "Collaborate" and "Surrender." The rise was precipitated by a recent fire
    that destroyed France 's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the
    country's military capability.

    Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to
    "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat
    Operations" and "Change Sides."

    The Germans have increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to
    "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also have two higher
    levels: "Invade a Neighbour" and "Lose."

    Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat
    they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels.

    The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy.
    These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy
    can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

    Australia , meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to
    "She'll be right, Mate." Two more escalation levels remain: "Crikey! I think
    we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!" and "The barbie is
    cancelled." So far no situation has ever warranted use of the last final
    escalation level.

    John Cleese ,
    British writer, actor and tall person
    And as a final thought - Greece is collapsing, the Iranians are getting
    aggressive, and Rome is in disarray. Welcome back to 430 BC.
    When I was a boy....


    • #3
      Living in Canberra can't help but leave you tainted by government, whether or not you work for them.
      The Dead Horse Theory also seems to have applied to all large organisations I've dealt with. Seems managers have trouble putting their ego's and empire building aside, regardless of what sector. Apparently non-admission of mistakes and and saving face is all-important.

      John Cleese; irreverent humor at its best....
      Last edited by acidstone; 10-05-2019, 13:40.