Max likes fame

Hello and welcome to the Dogpound where fame is fleetingly short.  This Spring we were bought by another company and they are big on bringing in consultants to evaluate our business practices.  One team was asked to look at our corrugated purchases [cartons], and although it is always done as an improvement exercise, these consultants do not get any money unless they find they have a big vested interest in making changes.  This could have a major impact on one of our key vendors since we represent a large portion of their business and a loss of our business would be a serious blow to their profitability.   Besides I have spent a lot of time developing my vendors and having strangers, who are not really familiar with your business, looking over your shoulders can be a bit unsettling.  Despite all that worry, the consultants came back and told Management that they could not find any areas that could be improved [a big sigh of relief].  My boss sent me a nice email with copies to several other Management members congratulating me on a great job, which put me on cloud nine…I need all the positive exposure I can get.  Well, my euphoria did not last very long; about three minutes later the same email came back with and additional comment…this time adding that this was a “team” effort and mentioned by name the plant and shipping supervisors…which is okay if they were really involved in the vendor development.  Then about five minutes later the same email with another attachment ...this time lauding the efforts of the Engineering Manager.  Fortunately…there were no more “adds” after that…not sure why…there are at least 100 other people in the plant they have not mentioned yet.  LOL  


  1. Money cannot buy happiness but it’s more comfortable to cry in a BMW than on a bicycle.
  2. Many folks are alive only because it is illegal to shoot them.
  3. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but neither does milk.
  4. The lion and calf shall lie down together, but the calf won’t get much sleep.
  5. Sometimes autocorrect can be your worst enema.

A wife asked her husband, “What do you like most about me, my pretty face or my pretty body?”  He replied. “I like your sense of humor.” [I hear he gets out of the hospital tomorrow.]

That is a wrap.  As always be good, play safe and remember you can always write compliments about the Dogpound to the Editor.  

JR and Max


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