Dilbert Classics by Scott Adams for February 24, 2021


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    GROG Premium Member 3 months ago

    Obviously bised toward stupidity.

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    Jayalexander  3 months ago

    Wish I’d taken shop. I measure twice, cut twice and then rasp it a bit before I get out the wood putty.

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    gsawyer101  3 months ago

    Sign in “Hometown” Ben’s shop… “Measure once cuss twice”

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    Kaputnik  3 months ago

    I measure twice, get two different results, measure a third time, still comes out different, begin to think that the tape measure is messing with my head.

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    Beaker  3 months ago

    I measured and cut this board twice and it’s still too short.

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    Gandalf  3 months ago

    Reminds me of the old Böll short story, ’Action Will Be Taken ’.

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    pathamil  3 months ago

    Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, then cut it with an axe…

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    InTraining  3 months ago

    OMG… Wally had an idea,…?

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    When I “think outside of the box”, I’m considered rebellious. When I “push the envelope” I ricochet into disaster. So after lunch I just go back to my desk and plan my vacation.

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    Watchdog  3 months ago

    I saw exactly that poster in a federal government contracting office

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    Jeffin Premium Member 3 months ago

    My contractor always said measure twice, cut one. He was so gross.

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    Tentoes  3 months ago

    Measure twice, cut once, cry, go back to the hardware store.

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    Thinkingblade  3 months ago

    I worked for a company who had a targeted Leadership behavior that was something like – “Leaders make things go fast”. Interpret how you will …

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    jscarff57 Premium Member 3 months ago

    I think it should say, “measure once, cut twice, repeat…”

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    I’ve mentioned this before but I worked for a Swiss multinational branch in the U.S.. During a “quality awareness drive”, the company put up expensive four-color posters all around the site. Unfortunately, the word “professionalism” was mis-hyphenated on the poster. See, quality is in the details .

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    DCBakerEsq  3 months ago

    “Action” is my middle name. But “stoopid” is my nickname.

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    redback  3 months ago

    managers are not the ones that get the work done, and if there is nothing accountable to show, is them who look bad even if they add no value to the product or the process, so design phase where there is nothing tangible looks bad. Better just do something as long as there is something to show, even if the result is crap. If the result is crap is because the people who actually do something are incompetents, but the managers did their job

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    ChessPirate  3 months ago

    Another from the Tao of Wally: “Our Actions Will Get Many Re-Actions”…

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    garysee  3 months ago

    Measuriing twice and cutting once is fine with woodworking and such, but it doesn’t apply (or shouldn’t) in programming. “Cutting” is actually cheaper and more efficient than “measuring”.

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    Buckeye67  3 months ago

    A “Don’t Think Before You Act” poster may have reflected the PHB’s message more concisely.

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    STACEY MARSHALL Premium Member 3 months ago

    Think once, screw up twice.

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    bakana  3 months ago

    Don’t forget the Classic: “Even a Dead Cat is right twice a day”.

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    Sisyphos  3 months ago

    Poor, dumb PHB doesn’t even recognize this reversal of the old textile industry adage! No matter, This company is doomed to perpetual failure in any case.

    P.S. Bravo, Wally; you win again!

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