What does it mean to give more than 100%?
Tuesday 23 November 2010, 7.58am HKT
What makes 100%? What does it mean “to give more than 100%”?
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?
We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give more than 100%. How about giving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?
Let’s try a little mathing to answer these questions.
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If we represent the alphabet with numerical values, thus:
A=1 B=-2 C=3 D=4 E=5 F=6 G=7 H=8 I=9 J=10 K=11 L=12 M=13
N=14 O=15 P=16 Q=17 R=18 S=19 T=20 U=21 V=22 W=23 X=24 Y=25 Z=26
Then the words,
HARDWORK = 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
KNOWLEDGE = 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
ATTITUDE = 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
BULLSHIT = 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
But look how far ass-kissing will get you:
ASSKISSING = 1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%
We can therefore conclude with mathematical certainty,
While hard work and knowledge will get you close,
And attitude will get you there,
It’s bullshit and ass-licking that will put you over the top.
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Remember, some people are alive simply because
IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHOOT THEM.