Recent Topics
3-in-1 household oil is a vegetable oil & acidic?
by Tosh
02/28/15 02:01 PM
Dryer Taking Way Too Long to Dry Clothes
by benjamming
02/28/15 01:14 PM
A slow boat to China
by Papa Bear
02/28/15 11:54 AM
Does sealed oil deteriorate?
by rdevans89
02/28/15 11:10 AM
Protectant for rubber suspension bushings
by Kool1
02/28/15 11:07 AM
Ford ATF change.. Amsoil Signature?
by jester0110
02/28/15 10:39 AM
lawnboys for sale locally
by 04SE
02/28/15 10:23 AM
About to send in sample to Blackstone
by stygz
02/28/15 10:03 AM
Rotella T6 $17.99/gallon @ Menards
by KD0AXS
02/28/15 09:36 AM
Win Xp and a 1TB drive.
by Doog
02/28/15 09:26 AM
AAP filter lookup wrong?
by Urshurak776
02/28/15 09:13 AM
Next Discount Tire/Cooper event?
by stevejones
02/28/15 08:56 AM
Newest Members
Nixoninc, Weaselzz, t1snwrbrdr12, Pmmgti, Gil05
52985 Registered Users
Who's Online
82 registered (Azeem, bdcardinal, Astro14, AandPDan, 10 invisible), 1955 Guests and 170 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
52985 Members
66 Forums
227321 Topics
3625745 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2806283 - 11/18/12 11:46 AM The Spoon
aws Offline


Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 37
Loc: Hamilton Canada

A lesson on how consultants can make a difference in an organization.
Very Impressive!

Last week, we took some friends to a new restaurant, 'Steve's Place,' 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 observed that he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket.

Then I looked around and saw that the entire staff had spoons in their pockets.

When the waiter came back to serve our soup I inquired, 'Why the spoon?'

'Well, 'he explained, 'the restaurant's owner hired Andersen Consulting to revamp all of 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 back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift.'

As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he replaced 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 waiter's fly.

Looking around, I saw that all of 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 lowered his voice. 'Not everyone is so observant. That consulting firm I mentioned also learned that we can save time in the restroom.

By tying this string to the tip of our 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%.

I asked quietly, '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.'

Top
#2806303 - 11/18/12 12:10 PM Re: The Spoon [Re: aws]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 3448
Loc: Houston TX for the moment
NICE!
_________________________
Amsoil

04 Jeep Wrangler 2.4 MT 186k
13 F150 5.0 4x4 29k - STOLEN!


There are many idiots in the world. Sometimes I am one of them.

Top
#2806477 - 11/18/12 03:25 PM Re: The Spoon [Re: aws]
MarkStock Offline


Registered: 10/23/12
Posts: 635
Loc: CA
Brilliant!

Top
#2808783 - 11/20/12 04:15 PM Re: The Spoon [Re: aws]
mcrn Offline


Registered: 11/30/05
Posts: 2698
Loc: FL
LOL

Top
#2809162 - 11/20/12 09:22 PM Re: The Spoon [Re: aws]
Smokescreen Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 2548
Loc: Alberta, Canada
wink

Precisely why I use a fork.
_________________________
09 Corolla 1.8L-240Kkms(150Kmi)-PP,Denso
05 LeSabre 3.8L-165Kkms(103Kmi)-F1,Baldwin
03 Sierra 2500 6.0L-190Kkms(118Kmi)-PYB,Delco

All with mpg > EPA

Top
#2810117 - 11/21/12 06:54 PM Re: The Spoon [Re: Smokescreen]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 3448
Loc: Houston TX for the moment
Originally Posted By: Smokescreen
wink

Precisely why I use a fork.



Isn't that painful? I mean the spoon doesn't have any pointy edges.
_________________________
Amsoil

04 Jeep Wrangler 2.4 MT 186k
13 F150 5.0 4x4 29k - STOLEN!


There are many idiots in the world. Sometimes I am one of them.

Top