(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/24/12


Kin (Photo credit: Joan Puigcerver)

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.”   —   Kin Hubbard

(This was tough to decipher, and now I’m having a hard time getting it!  Kin was a very humorous writer, but I just don’t get this one.  Who wants to explain it to your Uncle Rave???  Help me be well, friends!)   —   YUR

PS.  Dogs, I get!   —   YUR

5 Responses to “(Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/24/12”

  1. 1 jmin February 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    If things aren’t going well you can chalk it up to fate, or destiny. But often it’s because someone screwed things up. I.e. bad management.

    (After a few false starts, I guessed the author’s name correctly and then the quote fell into place for me pretty quickly.)

  2. 2 Ken February 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    RE: “Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.” — Kin Hubbard

    Someone takes on management of a company, a project, or a new idea, for example.

    S/He is a bad manager, or utilizes a bad manager, and the company, project, or
    new idea nosedives into the ground and fails.

    S/He then concludes: “Oh, it just must have been not to be [destiny] . . . .”

  3. 3 ralis95 February 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Simply this, YUR – When something goes wrong in life or in a business (large or small) no one wants to accept responsibility. You know the old saying: “Success has a thousand fathers, failure has none.” Well, when it comes down to a lot of situations, that applies and it’s easier to blame the result on destiny (you can’t change what the gods have ordained) than it is to look in the mirror and say – as Pogo did – “we have met the enemy and he is us.” BTW, MANAGEMENT was the key word to solve, after that the rest sorta fell into place.

  4. 4 unclerave February 25, 2012 at 12:04 am

    OK, guys. I guess I just have a more positive view of “destiny”, to associate it with bad management.

    — YUR

  5. 5 unclerave February 25, 2012 at 10:45 am

    @ ralis95,

    I probably got “management” near the end. My break was figuring out “lots of folks”. Different strokes, bro!

    — YUR

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