Saturday, March 6, 2010

Everybdy, Somebody, Nobody and Anybody

My last couple of posts have been about actions and intentions.  My basic belief is that both are important - both have value.  To add a little levity to the discussion, I am posting a reprint of a short newspaper clipping that my father-in-law saved from many years ago.  I have had it stuffed in a drawer, but think it would be fun to share now since it brings the idea of actions back into focus. Enjoy!

"Once upon a time, there were four people;
their names were Everybody, Somebody, Nobody and Anybody.  
Whenever there was an important job to be done, 
Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.  
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  
When Nobody did it, Everybody got angry because it was Everybody's job.  
Everybody thought that Somebody would do it, but Nobody realized that Nobody would do it.  
So, consequently Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what 
Anybody could have done in the first place."

I wish I could share the writer's name, but all I have is a yellowed 2" x 3" piece of newspaper.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know who wrote this either, but I've always liked it and it was nice to read it again after a very long time. How nice to have it from your father-in-law!