Friend Anil dropped in and I told him that you guys/gals liked the management anecdotes he shared last week. He thanked you all and shared two more that he heard from someone.
A little bird found itself unable to join the rat race. It got confined under a tree and could not move. A bull passed by and its dung covered the bird’s body. Slowly the warmth of the dung made the bird feel cozy. For some time it enjoyed the thrill and then it could control no longer. It started with a mild hum and then a loud song. A cat nearby had earlier not realized there was a bird, coz of the dung cover. When the song became louder, the cat cleared the dung, found the bird and had a hearty meal.
Moral: When surrounded by shit, just be quiet and wait for your time to sing and dance.
A rabbit saw an eagle perched majestically on a tree. “Can I also sit merrily like that?” asked the rabbit. “Do as you like,” came the reply. The rabbit imitated the eagle, closed its eye, sat royally under the tree when a jackal passed by. Stunned by the rabbit’s audacity, the jackal came close by and gave a mild slap. The rabbit continued the posture and the jackal tore it apart.
Moral: To sit majestically on the top without work, you really have to be on the top.