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- From: "Kathleen A. O'Brien" <wildwoman1(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
- Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 03:11:33 -0500
- SURVIVAL CHECKLIST The Bureaucrat Magazine cited the following Murphy's Laws of Combat. Although geared for the military, many of the laws also can be helpful guides for surviving in civilian offices. For instance: * If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid. * Don't look conspicuous-it draws fire. * Never draw fire-it irritates everyone around you. * Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you are. * Always remember your weapon was made by the lowest bidder. * If your attack is going well, it's an ambush. * Try to look unimportant-the enemy may be low on ammo. * The enemy diversion you are ignoring is the main attack. * The easy way is always mined. * The important things are usually very simple. * The apparently-simple things are usually very hard. * If you are short of everything except enemy, you are in combat. * Incoming fire has the right-of-way. * No truly combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection. * No inspection-ready unit has every passed combat. * Teamwork is essential...it gives the enemy other people to shoot at. * Friendly fire isn't. * Anything you do can get you shot at, including doing nothing. * If you make it too tough for the enemy to get in, you can't get out. * When you have secured an area, don't forget to tell the enemy!
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