Hit Counter

Page 79 of the book, The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams, in Chapter 6 titled Machiavellian Methods there is a description of adult conduct, at work, in the office. The left hand column below is from the book. The right hand column is satire showing how these same adults may have acted when they were children.

Adults in the office.

Children at home.

INTIMIDATION BY LOUDNESS

Speak loudly and act irrationally. Co-workers and even bosses will bend to your will if you use this method consistently. Speak loudly and act irrationally. PARENTS and even GRANDPARENTS will bend to your will if you use this method consistently.
Consistency is the key. Send a clear signal that you cannot be swayed by reason and that you’ll never stop being loud and obnoxious until you get your way. Consistency is the key. Send a clear signal that you cannot be swayed by reason (logical consequences) and that you’ll never stop being loud and obnoxious until you get your way.
This method is effective because the law prevents people from killing you and there’s no other practical way to make you stop. This method is effective because people believe the law prevents PARENTS from SPANKING you and there’s no other practical way to make you stop.
At first, your victim might try to wait you out, hoping you’ll get tired and go away. That’s where most Machiavellian wannabes fail with the loudness method—they give up too early. You must be persistent, bordering on loony. Never let up. At first, your PARENTS might try to wait you out, hoping you’ll get tired and go away. That’s where most Machiavellian wannabes fail with the loudness method—they give up too early. You must be persistent, bordering on loony. Never let up.
After you get your way, turn instantly into the sweetest person your victim has ever seen. Buy candy. Call the victim’s boss and leave kudos. Sing the victim’s praise while others are nearby. After you get your way, go to a neighbors home and turn instantly into the sweetest child your neighbor has ever seen. Tell them how bad your parents are.
This widens the gap between the experience people have when they satisfy you and the experience they have when they don’t. This widens the gap between your parents and the neighbors. That is the experience parents will have when they satisfy you and the experience they have when they don’t.

Want to know more? Click below.

A - D E - J K - Q R - Z

Bible knowledge not found in 501c3 churches, public schools or on TV