Gumout Q&A

click here to participate in the Gumout Q&A

Recent Topics
Ford Motor Co. MN-12
by HM12460
04/17/15 11:41 PM
Anyone Use 5w30 Super Tech ?
by crazyoildude
04/17/15 09:46 PM
Slick 50 Supercharged Engine Treatment ?
by lawnguy
04/17/15 09:20 PM
Used an OCOD yesterday
by donnyj08
04/17/15 08:23 PM
Havoline oils Mills Fleet Farm - April 17-25
by BrewCityR
04/17/15 08:12 PM
Aisin ATF WS?
by NeilC
04/17/15 07:58 PM
Lubrication Engineering
by Da Game
04/17/15 07:33 PM
New Amsoil atv oil
by kawie_guy
04/17/15 06:37 PM
AC woes on Ficus AGAIN....
by ram_man
04/17/15 06:18 PM
Pressure washer pump oil
by bubbatime
04/17/15 06:15 PM
Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage
by OSUFan86
04/17/15 06:08 PM
Gear Oil or Motor Oil Sportster questions.....
by Bushshaker
04/17/15 05:49 PM
Newest Members
csaig929, albertdi, MIRA5, JJMc, robrizok
53624 Registered Users
Who's Online
67 registered (barkingspider, 00Max00, aquariuscsm, 97tbird, 901Memphis, 6 invisible), 1075 Guests and 208 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
53624 Members
66 Forums
229910 Topics
3678648 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3120296 - 09/10/13 08:49 AM The Art of Negotiation - The 18th Camel
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 15148
Loc: Iowegia - USA
THE 18TH CAMEL

There was a father who left 17 camels as an asset for his three sons.

When the father passed away, his sons opened up the Will.

The Will of the father stated that the eldest son should get 1/2 (half) of total camels while the middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third)
and the youngest son should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the total camels.
As it was not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the three sons started to fight with each other.
So, the three sons decided to go to a wise man.

The wise man read the Will patiently. The wise man, after giving due thought, brought one camel of his own and added the same to 17.
That increased the total to 18 camels.

Now, he started reading the deceased fatherís Will.

Half of 18 = 9. So he gave the eldest son 9 camels

1/3rd of 18 = 6. So he gave the middle son 6 camels

1/9th of 18 = 2. So he gave the youngest son 2 camels.

Now add this up: 9 plus 6 plus 2 is 17 and this leaves one camel, which the wise man took back!

Moral: The attitude of negotiation and problem solving is to find the 18th camel i.e. the common ground. Once a person is able to find the 18th camel the issue is resolved.

It is difficult at times. However, to reach a solution, the first step is to believe that there is a solution. If we think that there is no solution, we wonít be able to reach any!
_________________________
A walk in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact that I am dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant. smile

Top
#3120302 - 09/10/13 08:56 AM Re: The Art of Negotiation - The 18th Camel [Re: MolaKule]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 4521
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Sounds like a lesson that needs to be applied to the Syria question.
_________________________
06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4 48RE SRW, 93 GMC C3500 6.2 diesel, 89 F-450 7.3 IDI, 98 Cherokee 4.0, 05 Scion xB, 12 Ford E-250 4.6

Top
#3120306 - 09/10/13 08:59 AM Re: The Art of Negotiation - The 18th Camel [Re: MolaKule]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 7083
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
A saying my father always said; if you say can't then can't never accomplished anything.
_________________________
CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)

Top
#3120487 - 09/10/13 12:29 PM Re: The Art of Negotiation - The 18th Camel [Re: bullwinkle]
edwardh1 Offline


Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 1781
Loc: Coastal South Carolina
Agree. actually since most of those countries seem to be fighting with each other for the last 3000 years then you'd think someone would have solved it by now.

Top
#3120540 - 09/10/13 01:22 PM Re: The Art of Negotiation - The 18th Camel [Re: edwardh1]
Andy636 Offline


Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 435
Loc: Romania
Originally Posted By: edwardh1
Agree. actually since most of those countries seem to be fighting with each other for the last 3000 years then you'd think someone would have solved it by now.


Nothing else to do there, so this is probably how they blow some steam off smile

Top
#3128521 - 09/18/13 11:05 AM Re: The Art of Negotiation - The 18th Camel [Re: MolaKule]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6021
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Great lesson.

Locked to avoid the continued and inevitable RSP ...


Edited by dnewton3 (09/18/13 11:06 AM)
_________________________
Conventionals vs. Synthetics isn't about which is "better"; it's about which lasts longer, while assuring safe operation, in relation to cost. Any product can be over or under utilized. The same applies to filters.
Make an informed decision; first consider your operating conditions, next determine your maintenance plan, and then pick your lube and filter. Don't do it the other way around ...

Top