August 6, 2004

Excerpts: Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XXI

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 8:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I arrived at the building
all glass and chrome,
and pushed my way
through the revolving door
and followed the signs
to the Finance Department..
Excuse me, miss,
      I inquired at the information desk,
I was directed here
to meet with they --
can you let them know
Im here?
Oh . uh .
Im sorry,
youve been misdirected,
      she smiled sweetly.
Theyre not here --
we just crunch numbers,
thats all we do.
But isnt this
where the Controller works?
And isnt he or she in control?
      I asked.
Well, yes,
she answered,
This is where the Controller works
but she doesnt really control things.
They do!