What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

st-thomas

Wouldn’t it be nice to be in St. Thomas right now? Especially for those of us who live in the snow belts.

I may get a lot of flak on this but it is so true! The longer I worked in bureaucracy, the more I saw of this. Have you ever wondered how certain people seem to rise to the top and you say, “Gee, they’re not all that smart. How’d they get appointed/elected/promote to that position”?

This comes from 2 math teachers with a combined total of 70 yrs. experience.

Here is a little something someone sent me that is indisputable mathematical logic. It also made me Laugh Out Loud.

This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint…it goes like this:

What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%


and


K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But ,


A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

And,

B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T

2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.

A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G

1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, its the

Bullshit
and Ass kissing that will put you over the top.

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4 Responses

  1. SO TRUE!!!!! That’s one of the reasons I was fired–because I refused to use Bullshit and Ass-kissing as a way to move forward. I’m too ‘real’ for that! Maybe Honesty isn’t the best policy in the Corporate world, but I can’t be any different–it’s who I am! 🙂

  2. Oh boy. Can I advertise this entry on my site and where ever did you get this? It is all too true.

    • Absolutely. I think it’ll give many people a good laugh!

      David

  3. Thanks, David, for my good laugh on Sunday! I needed it -Sundays are very lonely for me.
    Your comments to the caregivers are right on. I am thankful I realized that before it was too late. Sherman and I expressed our love for each other constantly, and he had a sweet way of expressing it without words, by a gesture, a hug, his hand softly put on top of my head, and many other ways. Of course, I could tell him how much I loved him all the time. Pam seems to be a great companion for you too.
    Love to both of you,
    Raquel

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