The spoon and String

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rodneyw71
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The spoon and String

Post by rodneyw71 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:17 pm

A timeless lesson on how consultants can make a difference for an organization.

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, the restaurants owners hired Anderson Consulting to revamp all out processes. After several monthes of anlysis, 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 personal are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back 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 with his spare. I'll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead of making an extra trip to get it right now. I was impressed, I also noticed that there was a string hanging out of the waiters fly. Looking around I notice 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?
Oh certainly, then he lowers 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 percent.

I asked, after you get it out how do you put it back? Well he wispered, I don't know about the others, but I use the spoon.
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Post by bilbo37 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:01 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That was great
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