It is said that one man's junk is another's treasure. This post was inspired by a post I saw on F.B. awhile back.
Once upon a time the government had a vast junk yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said someone may steal from it at night, so they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.
Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planning position and hired two people: one person to write the instructions and one person to do time studies.
Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a Q.C. position and hired two people, one to do the studies and one to write the reports.
Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So they created the following positions, a timekeeper and a payroll officer and hired two people.
Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?" So they created an administrative position and hired three people: an Admin. Officer, an Assistant Admin. Officer and a Legal Secretary.
Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $18,000 over budget, we must cutback overall cost," so they laid off the night watchman.
So, what do you think of, when you think of junk? A Chinese ship? Something of poor quality? Useless clutter? Your closet or a drawer or your kids bedroom floor? Do you think of stuff you should probably throw away but don't because you might need it someday?
Sometimes the "junk" we tend to collect tends to over run us and we may wish it gone yet sooner or later, somewhere in that pile of junk is what we are looking for or need.
Dear Lord, Thank you
- That we don't have to throw everything away
- That much of what we call junk may one day have a use