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The Monkey Theory

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posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 06:53 AM
I found this theory to be very true and interesting.

Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana
on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go
to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana.

As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold
water. After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same
result - all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him.
After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a
new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous
newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm!

Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth,
and then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is
attacked. Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they
were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in
the beating of the newest monkey.

After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys
have ever been sprayed with cold water.Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana.

Why not?

Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been done around

And that, my friends, is how company policy begins.

posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 09:50 AM
I like your monkey theory! Great post!

I'll see your company policy, and raise you a zoo policy!

posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 12:23 PM

That's a good one! I've gotta share this one with my husband!

posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 01:08 PM
And they call us savages.

Put me in that cage and you'll get sprayed with some warm "water."

Stair Monkeys, not just for climbing the evolutionary scale anymore...:

posted on Nov, 7 2005 @ 08:54 PM
ur making it sound like ur a monkey .......and thts funny! HAHAHA

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