A butcher watching over his shop is really surprised when he saw a dog
coming inside the shop. He shoos him away. But later, the dog is back again.
So, he goes over to the dog and notices he has a note in his mouth. He
takes the note and it reads "Can I have 12 sausages and a leg of lamb,
please. The dog has money in his mouth, as well."
The butcher looks inside and, lo and behold, there is a ten dollar Note
there. So he takes the money and puts the sausages and lamb in a bag,
placing it in the dog's mouth. The butcher is so impressed, and since it's
about closing time, he decides to shut up shop and follow the dog.
So off he goes. The dog is walking down the street when he comes To a level
The dog puts down the bag, jumps up and presses the button. Then he waits
patiently, bag in mouth, for the lights to turn. They do, and he walks
across the road, with the butcher following him all the way.
The dog then comes to a bus stop, and starts looking at the timetable.
The butcher is in awe at this stage. The dog checks out the times, and then
sits on one of the seats provided. Along comes a bus. The dog walks around
to the front, looks at the number, and goes back to his seat.
Another bus comes. Again the dog goes and looks at the number, notices it's
the right bus, and climbs on. The butcher, by now, open-mouthed, follows
him onto the bus.
The bus travels through the town and out into the suburbs, the dog
Looking at the scenery. Eventually he gets up, and moves to the front of
He stands on 2 back paws and pushes the button to stop the bus. Then he
gets off, his groceries still in his mouth.
Well, dog and butcher are walking along the road, and then the dog turns
into a house. He walks up the path, and drops the groceries on the step.
Then he walks back down the path, takes a big run, and throws himself
against the door. He goes back down the path, runs up to the door and
again, it throws himself against it. There's no answer at the house, so the
dog goes back down the path, jumps up on a narrow wall, and walks along the
perimeter of the garden. He gets to the window, and beats his head against
it several times, walks back, jumps off, and waits at the door.
The butcher watches as a big guy opens the door, and starts abusing the
dog, kicking him and punching him, and swearing at him.
The butcher runs up, and stops the guy. "What in heaven's name are
You doing? The dog is a genius. He could be on TV, for the life of me!" to
which the guy responds: "You call this clever? This is the second time this
week that this stupid dog's forgotten his key."
Looks like some, people will never be satisfied with what they've got.
When it comes to the work place, Employers do not know how to appreciate
their people who have served them loyally through the years. I've seen
companies lose good people for the simple fact their leaders failed to show
appreciation. Employers with big egos enjoy the fact that they have more
power and authority than others. They show, in the way they give orders and
directions, that they think they are superior. They get a kick out of
displaying this superiority. People who do this are fools, and everyone but
them knows it. They are never satisfied because they could not be satisfied
even if their people perform well.
They don't listen to the opinion and ideas of their subordinates.
Why? Because of their stupid pride and insecurity.
People of this kind will never be satisfied. Why? Because they are so busy
wrapped up in themselves and, fact is, the self can never be satisfied.
Happy and productive people are always those who are "others-centered"
rather than "self- centered." The greatest idea of leadership is not
someone who throws his weight around. Rather, he is a servant. As Bible
would say, "He who wish to be a leader should first be a servant."
His joy is derived from delivering a job that others benefit from his
contribution. Aim for service and success will follow.