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Dead Horse (AKA California State Education Joke) (Author: Unknown)
The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to
generation, says that when you discover that you are riding a dead
horse, the best strategy is to dismount. In modern education and
government however, a whole range of far more advanced strategies are
often employed, such as:
1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing Riders.
3. Threatening the horse with termination.
4. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
5. Arranging to visit other countries to see how others ride dead
6. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
7. Re-classifying the dead horse as "living impaired".
8. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
9. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase the speed.
10. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead
11. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve
the dead horse's performance.
12. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is
less costly, carries lower overhead, and therefore contributes
substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other
13. Re-writing the expected performance requirements for all horses.
14. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.