Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Management: Bird That Didn't Fly South

The bird that didn't fly south for the winter Age old story with a moral

A small bird sat in a tree on the bottom branch. He wasn't happy there, however being one of this summer's hatchlings he was forced to stay on a lower branch by the older birds.

When it cam time to fly south for the winter he decided to let the others go and stay behind so he could sit on any branch he wanted.

As the cold weather and snow set in the bird began to freeze.

Eventually he fell to the ground.

As fortune would have it a bull passed and dropped a warn fresh cow pat on him. The warmth from the pat thawed the bird out and he was of course happy and revived and began to sing. Unfortunately the farm cat heard the singing and came to investigate, found the bird and pulled it out to eat it. Luckily enough the bird escaped and flew to the very top of the tree.

Well of course he sang and song about his good fortune. After some time the cold got him again and he fell out of the tree dead and frozen!

Four morals to this story:

1. Someone who puts you in the shit isn't necessarily your enemy.
2. Someone who pulls you out of the of shit isn't necessarily your friend.
3. If you're happy and contented in a pile of shit, keep your mouth shut.

Most importantly:

4. Bullshit might get you to the top of the tree however, it wont keep you there!


  1. Excellent advice. It never hurts to be reminded of these things.

  2. Seems like a tale to encourage living without the regrets engenders by "oughta...coulda...shoulda...etc."

  3. Well done ! It does have a great moral!

  4. :-) Nice little story.

  5. LOL...luvd it. I gotta remind some folks I know that all their bullshit is still just shit at the end of the day :)

  6. Shared. Thanks. I always liked that story. It helps to keep us "grounded" so to speak.

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