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There has been a change of management. The new managers want the committee to create a precis of what it has been achieved and have it available for a new committee. As the committee is a government organisation the new committee will be formed of the members of the old committee and their first task will to apprise themselves with the actions so far.
Who will do this? Should we form a subcommittee to attend to the task?
A real committee does not let itself be steered by managers from whatever management, changed or not.
A real committee does not bother about what has been achieved and what not.
A real committee does not contemplate the possibility of a new committee, as it considers itself eternal.
A real committee does not admit it is a government organisation.
A real committee does not take up a task, although it may ponder on it and advise that it be taken up by another committee.
The story so far: In a far far distant galaxy a committee was formed. And it was good!
Sometime later it split itself into a number of subcommittees whilst retaining its appearance of being a cohesive whole.
The smaller units occupied an indefinite time in undescribable activities and every so often reunited to share their experiences.
Due to the quantum nature of committees there arose an activation space in which all things were possible, yes even unto there being enough chocolate biscuits to go around whilst the coffee was still hot, and from this activation space in a 'many worlds' explanation of the multiverse there arose a report which indicated that further research was necessary and thus the committee would need more resources and greater powers.
We are at that point now......
[editied because my 'r's' got in the way]
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/29/2014 03:08AM by bunyip.
This would imply a need for movement or some other activity which might, in the long run, lead to some sort of conclusion being reached which would, of course, be subject to further consideration and more chocolate biscuits and even more coffee.
Perhaps, if we have such a need, we could have a live in barrista, or should such a thought be sent to the subcommittee charged with investigating new ideas to determine whether they, at first glance, may have some relevance to the matters being considered, either immediately or in future?
And do we need a chocolate biscuit wrangler? Or is there some other more appropriate title for an individual charged with ensuring that sufficient number and diversity of comestibles are available to committee members should they have need of them?
Could we have a straw poll of members of the committee on this? Provided we have a quorum available.
Does the committee have a ruling on what size the quorum should be, and indeed, whether matters of colour, texture, gender, and taste are relevant to the considerations being currently undertaken?
Has enough time been given to allow for these matters to be advanced to the agenda, or is there a necessary waiting period through which such questions must undergo in order to be deemed appropriate for a subcommittee to consider?