In the beginning, there was the Plan. And then came the orders. And the orders were without form, and the Plan was completely without substance. The privates said to the corporals, This plan is a crock of shit and it stinks. The corporals said to the sergeants, This is a pail of dung, and none may abide by its odor. The sergeants said to the lieutenants, It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong, so that none may abide it. The lieutenants said to the captains, It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide by its strength. The captains said to the colonels, It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very strong. The colonels said to the general, This powerful new plan will actively promote our growth and efficiency. And the general looked upon the Plan, and saw that it was good. So the Plan became Policy.