Government Measurement

Flagpole math for labourers


Ray and Bob, two Government maintenance guys, were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up.

A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.

“We’re supposed to find the height of the flagpole”, said Bob, “but we don’t have a ladder.”

The woman said, “Hand me that wrench out of your toolbox.”
She loosened a few bolts, then laid the pole down. She then took a tape measure from their toolbox, took a measurement and announced, “Eighteen feet, six inches” and walked away.

Ray shook his head and laughed. “Well, ain’t that just like a ‘Miss-know-it-all’ woman?” he said. “We need the height and she gives us the length!”

Ray and Bob are still working for the Government.


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Humor comes from self-confidence. - Rita Mae Brown

Leadership is an action, not a position. - Donald McGannon

The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. - Dwight D Eisenhower

Public behavior is merely private character writ large. - Stephen Covey

Once you get rid of integrity the rest is a piece of cake. - Larry Hagman

We have the best government in the world... that money can buy. - Mark Twain

I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together. - Gerald R. Ford

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government. - Edward Abbey

Wisdom is knowing which road is the right one; integrity is taking it. - Unknown

I was always a character actor: I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood. - Paul Newman

Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. - Zig Ziglar

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. - Harvey S Firestone

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. - Harold S Geneen

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. - Frank A. Clark

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity. - Zig Ziglar

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. - Tom Robbins

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed. - A.J. Liebling

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. - Carl Jung

A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character. - Tesio

Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word. - Lord Chesterfield

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. - H. Jackson Brown

Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it. - Burmese Saying

Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The one quality that can be developed by studious reflection and practice is the leadership of men. - Dwight D Eisenhower

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. - Edmund Burke

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. - Albert Einstein

Teaching is a calling. Teachers in their way are holy - angels leading their flocks out of the darkness. - Jeanette Walls

Perseverance alone does not assure success. No amount of stalking will lead to game in a field that has none. - I Ching

When lying and omission become part of your character, you lose integrity and the trust you once had from others. - Theodore W Fedorchak

A dinosaur out of context is like a character without a story. Worse than that, the character suffers from amnesia. - Jack Horner

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. - Dale Carnegie

What's the first excellence in a lawyer? Tautology. What's the second? Tautology. What's the third? Tautology. - Richard Steele

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

Leadership is all about caring, daring and sharing. Caring for people, Daring to Act fearlessly, and Sharing the success with all. - Sujit Lalwani

The workers' and peasants' government proposes to all warring peoples... negotiations leading to a just, democratic peace. - Lenin

Integrity is: choosing courage over comfort; choosing what's right over what's fun, fast or easy; and practicing your values. - Brene Brown

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. - Paul Harvey

There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. - Johnny Unitas

In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people; they no longer can lead solely based on positional power. - Ken Blanchard


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12-Jul-2020