The First approached the Elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: “God bless me! but the Elephant Is very like a wall!”
—From “The Blind Men and the Elephant,” by John Godfrey Saxe
There’s always someone at the start of every project. Someone’s not ready, while everyone else strains at the reins. When we set to work, this one drags his feet. He complains about irrelevant things and seems not to be hastening slowly or otherwise. He’s a pain in the butt.
Most ignore him and get on with their real work. Some try to push him off his dime. Sometimes ...