The tribal wisdom of the Lakota Sioux, passed on from generation to
generation, says: “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, you should dismount.” However, in government/business, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

1. Buy a stronger whip.

2. Change riders.

3. Appoint a committee to study the horse.

4. Arrange to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.

5. Lower the standards to include dead horses.

6. Reclassify the dead horse as living-impaired.

7. Hire outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

8. Harness several dead horses together to increase speed.

9. Provide additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse’s
performance.

10. Do a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the
dead horse’s performance.

11. Declare that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, costs less,
and has lower overhead, it contributes substantially more to the bottom
line of the economy than do other horses.

12. Rewrite the performance requirements for all horses.

And of course...

13. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.