I don’t know where this next little ditty came from, I was looking through my notes on my iPhone, that were copied from my Palm Trio, that was copied from my Palm Pilot. According to the date it was 1,490 days ago that I copied this from Who-Knows-Where? If anyone knows the original author let me know and I’ll give them credit.
The closest I have come to hearing this in the wild is one of the sayings, my Papa has used: Old Age and Treachery will beat Youth and Exuberance.
HERE WE GO:
Hard Work and Attitude, Giving More Than 100%
From 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%?
So what makes up 100% in life?
Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:
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
H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K = 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E = 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E = 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
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 = 127%
So, one can then conclude with mathematical certainty that while Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, Bullshit and Ass
Kissing will put over the top.
Old Age and Treachery = 15+12+4+1+14+4+20+18+5+1+3+8+5+18+25 = 153
Youth and Exuberance = 25+5+21+20+8+1+14+4+5+24+21+2+5+18+1+14+3+5 = 206
This goes to prove that if you don’t have Youth and Exuberance working for you then Old Age and Treachery will win over all others.
Always have Fun