Friday, May 24, 2013

A shark, a tiger, and a cobra

Let's play a game.

I'll give you a scenario and then you tell me if you think my solution is logical.

There is a shark in the water where a lot of people are swimming. So, logically, you close the beach and get everyone out of the water.

That was easy, right?

Okay, round two:

A tiger escapes from the zoo, where many people are enjoying an afternoon. Naturally, you close the zoo and don't open it again until the rogue beast is caught. 

Makes sense, right?

Alright, here's a tough one.

Two Chinese Cobras are on the loose in an urban school campus that's quite small. Some 1000+ students go there everyday. Chinese Cobras can grow to be 6' long and are poisonous and sometimes deadly. Obviously, you wait until the day is half over before you decide to make a vague announcement about some snake, without giving it a name, and then later leave a piece of paper on each teacher's desk urging them to tell the 1st-12th grade students to avoid the grassy areas, which many have to walk through to get from class to class.

Wait a minute...

NO.

That doesn't sound right.

In fact, that sounds insane.

What would make sense? Hmmm...close the freakin' campus until you find, catch, and relocate the two huge, poisonous, deadly snakes roaming around a small urban school campus.

To me, that makes a lot more sense than the advice to "walk carefully."

So there. 

Sometimes Taiwan boggles my mind.


This was the note left on my desk Friday afternoon.

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