I swear this must be how it happened– one day, a bunch of 2nd Lieutenants conjured up a dark spirit and the world was “blessed” with the Good Idea Fairy.
We all have felt the effects of the Good Idea Fairy. When some foolish but apparently well-intentioned plan is handed down to you from someone higher in the organizational food chain… a plan that may involve a lot of extra hours or effort or procedure just to bring about a very marginal and unimportant benefit. The Good Idea Fairy is the muse and patron saint of bean-counters and muddle-headed middle management everywhere– someone who rarely, if ever, had to work in the field and actually DO the things they now want others to do.
And the most annoying thing is, that person probably got a good annual review and “attaboy/girl” out of it and upper leadership thinks they’re “golden” and will seek them out for further “guidance”.
Interesting how many times The Devil has made guest appearances in this comic. Perhaps a reflection of the unfortunate realities of life in the world of BOHICA Blues, where the Good Idea Fairies run free-range and uninhibited.