Thursday, April 17, 2008

The "NEW" Golden Rule.

Everyone is familiar with the the Golden Rule. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." As we all know times change and with that so do many of the things to which we have grown accustom. With that said I propose to you a new and improved Golden Rule.

Do not take responsibility for your actions which you can easily blame on others.

I see this very concept in action on a daily basis. Today was a great example. Every day the office personnel where I work order out for lunch. One of them goes and picks it up, returns to the office, and then they all divvy up the goods. Just so you know, there are only 6-10 orders made at a time...not too big. At least once a week there is a mistake made and a huge ordeal follows. In the end we call and have a credit given in our company name for our next order.

Today I made the suggestion that whoever goes actually checks the order for accuracy before leaving the restaurant. Judging by the looks that were given to me I am fairly certain I was speaking Chinese and at the same time said something negative about their mothers. Seems to me that a simple 2-3 minute check would save us a lot of time and trouble. Finally someone cleared it up for me by saying, that's not my responsibility. We are the customer.

Now, when we deliver to our restaurants, make a mistake, and it is not discovered until after the paperwork is signed and the diver is long gone, whose fault do you think that is? Based on the facts laid out in the preceding paragraph it would be our fault. No, no, no. It is the customers fault. They checked it in and should have caught the mistake.

Common concept....

Do not take responsibility for your actions which you can easily blame on others.

It is a catchy concept...jump on board the bandwangon.



Robin said...

Our house is not beautiful purely because it is the fault of our offspring.


yep. that sounds right. ;)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like another example of the game, Yeah But. For example, "Yeah but it isn't our job to check the order." The prime pervaders of this game are teen agers, but it's a useful ploy by people of all ages who want to shirk responsibility. MIL