Re: [Scouter_T] Looking for ...
- Here are three I collected from other list:
The pack was saddened this week to learn of the death of one of our most
valuable members, Someone Else.
Someone's passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. He had
been with us for years and for every one of those years, Someone did far
more than a normal person's share of the work. Whenever leadership was
mentioned, we looked to this wonderful person for inspiration as well as
results: "Someone else can do that job."
When there was a job to do, a need to be filled, or a place of leadership,
one name always mentioned was Someone Else. It is common knowledge that
Someone Else was among the largest givers of time and money in the pack.
Whenever there was a financial need, everyone assumed that Someone Else
would make up the difference.
Now Someone Else is gone. We wonder what we are going to do. No longer can
we say, "Let Someone Else do it." If it is going to be done, one of us will
have to do it.
Somebody, Everybody, Anybody, Nobody
Once there were four Scouters. Their names were: Tom Somebody, Dick
Everybody, Harry Anybody, and Joe Nobody. They were very active and busy
people; but what they accomplished was a shame and Everybody knew it.
For example, Everybody had a good idea. Everybody thought Somebody would
follow it through. Somebody thought Anybody would work on it. Anybody
thought Everybody should do it. So Nobody ended up working on it. Now they
all belonged in the same district and a great contest was on. Who could
produce the best pack? Everybody thought Anybody would win the prize.
Anybody thought Somebody would win it. Somebody thought Everybody would win
Nobody was the most qualified of the four. Nobody was very faithful.
Nobody worked very hard. Nobody won the contest. Which of the four received
the prize? Nobody - - But Nobody!
Here's another one:
Everybody, Somebody, Nobody and Anybody
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 Everybody¹s 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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mullaney, Peter [AMSRD-AAR-AEE-P]" <peter.mullaney@...>
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 9:55 AM
Subject: [Scouter_T] Looking for ...
> I need to do some personal training for parents in my pack and
> I am looking for the story of: Anybody, Nobody, Somebody and
> Everybody. Does Somebody or Anybody have it in electrons?
> Pete Mullaney
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