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Poor Richard's for Planners

Lee Nellis

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I am thinking about putting together a planner's equivalent of Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac, with all its pithy sayings. A stitch in time saves nine. A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush. Etc, etc.

Do any cyburbanites have a favorite saying or aphorism that they apply in planning practice?
 

donk

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My least favourite is

"It's my land I'll do what I want on it."

Hear it at least once a day.

Here are a few I like

"Sh*t flows downhill" the only civil engineering I know.

From Deuteronomy 19:14 "You must not move your neighbor's boundary marker, set up by former generations, on the property that will be allotted to you in the land that the Lord your G-d is giving you to possess."

"I was in the war and killed better men than you." Used on one of our inspectors.
 

SGB

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Will a portion of any proceeds be generously donated to the Cyburbia.org Bandwidth Preservation Fund?
 

MD Planner

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Not exactly Poor Richard's level, but yesterday at a Planning Commission meeting this old guy called me a "necktie wearing c**ksucker!" All these people gasped when he said it and I just cracked up. We're still laughing about it this morning.
 

donk

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MD Planner said:
Not exactly Poor Richard's level, but yesterday at a Planning Commission meeting this old guy called me a "necktie wearing c**ksucker!" All these people gasped when he said it and I just cracked up. We're still laughing about it this morning.

I was at a public hearing, in a very rural part of the province, when a guy got up and said, "You know the problem here tonight? There are too many people wearing ties".

Except for going to court, I've never worn a tie to work since then.
 

Gedunker

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Revising the billboard section of our code, the room was filled with no fewer than 30 suits. The chairman announced that all the suits in favor of the amendment should move to the left side of the room, all opposed to the right. Dutifully, suits stand and move to their assigned places. The chairman then quietly stated "any suit who can think for himself should come forward". The room was immediately still and silent. Until I started cracking up :-D
 

SGB

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On writing and interpreting local laws:
The Devil is in the definitions.
 
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