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13th June 2003, 04:14 PM
A timeless lesson on how Consultants can make a difference for an

Last week, we took some friends out to a new restaurant, and noticed that
the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. It
seemed a little strange. When the busboy brought our water and utensils, I

noticed he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket. Then I looked around and
saw that all the staff had spoons in their pockets. When the waiter came
back to serve our soup, I asked, "Why the spoon?" "Well,"he explained,
restaurant's owners hired Andersen Consulting to revamp all our processes.

After several months of analysis,
they concluded that the spoon was the most frequently dropped utensil. It
represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour.
If our personnel are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips
to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift."

As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he was able to replace it
his spare. "I'll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead
making an extra trip to get it right now." I was impressed. And I also
noticed that there was a string hanging out of the waiter's fly. Looking
around, I noticed that all the waiters had the same string hanging from
their flies. So before he walked off, I asked the waiter,
"Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?"
certainly!" Then he lowered his voice. "Not everyone is so
observant. That consulting firm I mentioned also found out that we can save

time in the restroom. By tying this string to the tip of you know
what, we can pull it out without touching it and eliminate the need to wash

our hands, shortening the time spent in the restroom by 76.39

"After you get it out, how do you put it back?" "Well," he whispered, "I
don't know about the others, but I use the spoon."

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13th June 2003, 04:26 PM
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13th June 2003, 04:27 PM
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13th June 2003, 04:28 PM
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13th June 2003, 04:31 PM
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13th June 2003, 10:10 PM
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13th June 2003, 10:20 PM
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Carlene Lydia
14th June 2003, 12:08 PM
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14th June 2003, 05:08 PM
Trina never mind about the joke, what the F u c k is your signature???? :eek:

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14th June 2003, 05:20 PM
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