When talking to most people about horticulture, agriculture, community living or .... most of the topics we try to wrestle here, people will try to ask me a question. And about a third of the time, their question sounds similar to this old math problem:
While paddling up shit creek in your canoe and all four tires fall off, how many pancakes does it take to build a doghouse?
Is shit creek a creek that runs through your property, or are we really talking about any creek? Is this your canoe? Is it possible that it isn't a canoe, but some other kind of boat? Is the mission to build any doghouse and there is no dog, or do you have a dog and you want shelter for the dog and maybe we could talk about something that is not a formal "doghouse"? Are you open to this shelter being built out of things other than pancakes? I take it that you want the shelter near the creek, is that right? Or, perhaps you are concerned about flooding and the effect on pancakes when used in shelters?
So, while the math problem is supposed to be a joke, it is weird how it really isn't a joke: "how many sacks of weed and feed to I need because I want my pumpkins to be the biggest!"
This video was funny AND painful to watch. I had to skip to the end. And then, however perversely, I had to log into YouTube and find it to see the comments. The comments were all deleted and disabled.
I've been to meetings like this.
In a particular coaching workshop I was asked what I would say when my (hypothetical) wife came home complaining about how hard her day was.
My response: "Too bad. Now get in the kitchen and make me a sandwich!"
Boss said I missed the point of the exercise.
Seed the Mind, Harvest Ideas.