Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Swimmin' A-Hole

Vance was a swimmer...a swimmer of might, a swimmer of strength, a swimmer of style. A champion of the breaststroke, he was.
Vance may have been the best swimmer on the team, but he had a bit of a "reputation" as a diva. Or, rather, a divo. See, Vance had to enforce his special rule that the pool temperature remain at a balmy 78º at all times, but whenever there was a new guy on board in the control room, sometimes this trife got overlooked. The degrees of the water would plummet to a chilly 70º, which would undoubtedly cause Vance to "make a statement" and don a sweater and a cocked eye at the control room until the new guy fixed the situation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like less the story that a frog if put in cold water will not bestir itself if that water is heated up slowly and gradually and will in the end let itself be boiled alive, too comfortable with continuity to realize that continuous change at some point may become intolerable and demand a change in behavior.
Charles Handy