Monday, April 18, 2005

NewsBrief: Man Burns In-Box

POXWOOD, Nebraska: Returning to his office after an absence of several days, Joey Smalls of Poxwood, Nebraska, found his in-box full to overflowing and decided to set it on fire. He reduced three letters, seven corporate newsletters, five memos, two addenda, six action sheets, and one tax form to a smouldering pile of ashes.

His work has not suffered as a result, nor has the productivity of his organization declined. Smalls reported that his actions have resulted in a significant reduction in his anxiety.

"A flick of a Bic gets you out of a snit," he concluded.