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Put eight monkeys in a room. In the middle of the room is a ladder, leading to a 
bunch of bananas hanging from a hook on the ceiling.
Each time a monkey tries to climb the ladder; all the monkeys are sprayed with
ice water, which makes them miserable. Soon enough, whenever a monkey attempts
to climb the ladder, all of the other monkeys, not wanting to be sprayed, set upon
him and beat him up. Soon, none of the eight monkeys ever attempts to climb the
ladder.

One of the original monkeys is then removed, and a new monkey is put in the room.
Seeing the bananas and the ladder, he wonders why none of the other monkeys are
doing the obvious, but, undaunted, he immediately begins to climb the ladder. All
the other monkeys fall upon him and beat him silly.
He has no idea why. However, he no longer attempts to climb the ladder.

A second original monkey is removed and replaced.
The newcomer again attempts to climb the ladder, but all the other monkeys hammer
the crap out of him. This includes the previous new monkey, who, grateful that
he’s not on the receiving end this time, participates in the beating because all
the other monkeys are doing it. However, he has no idea why he’s attacking the new
monkey.

One by one, all the original monkeys are replaced. Eight new monkeys are now in the
room. None of them have ever been sprayed by ice water. None of them attempt to
climb the ladder. All of them will enthusiastically beat up any new monkey who
tries, without having any idea why.

‘AND THAT’S HOW ANY COMPANY’S POLICIES GET ESTABLISHED’.