Friday, January 14, 2005

"It'll Cost You More Money."

The age-old battle between the people on the ground and the people heading it all up from on-high:

When corp. comes in next and tells us how incredibly complicated we need to make things, we've collectively agreed to use this knee-in-the-gut retort:

"It'll cost you more money."

Gets `um every time.... Makes our jobs easier. Gets work done.

The end.

3 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Capitalism sure has its good side sometimes. 

Posted by Simon Owens

Anonymous said...

Once you figure out it's all about the money, everything else really is a lot easier. 

Posted by Kameron Hurley

Anonymous said...

Geez, this will be like the 3rd time I've tried to post this bit of small doggerel.

This is part of the 'official Rules'. (See 'The official Explanations', Dickson).

Given a perfect word you can only ask for 2 of 3 items from a vendor: quality of work, speedy delivery or low price. Getting or giving any 2 of these marks you as fairly fortunate in the delivery of goods and services. Still often it's not uncommon for someone to be willing to pay more to get another component that they need (speedier delivery, slightly better quality). But time is worth something so there really should be costs associated with it.  

Posted by VJ