As everyone knows, a Chief has practically nothing to do, that is, except to decide what is to be done, to tell somebody to do it, to listen to reasons why it should not be done, why it should be done by somebody else, or why it should be done a different way, and to prepare arguments in rebuttal that shall be convincing and conclusive.

He must follow up to see if the thing has been done, to discover that it has not been done, to listen to excuses from the person who should have done it and did not do it.

He must follow up a second time to see if the thing has been done, to discover that it has been done, but done incorrectly, to point out how it should have been done, and to decide that as long as it has been done, should it be left as is or done again.

Finally he must consider how much simpler and better the thing would have been if he had done it himself in the first place. In his mind the thoughts reflects sadly that if he had done it himself, he would have been able to do it right in twenty minutes. But as things turned out, he spent two days trying to find out why it had taken somebody else three days to do it wrong, and then realize that such an idea would strike at the very foundation of the belief thatů