Tired about constantly being the butt of people's barbed wit, a left hand has taken the trouble to find out just what its right counterpart is doing, and this has had immediate success at one motor car parts manufacturing company in Denver.
Staff at the Hands-On Parts Co., which produces steering wheels, say things have never been better since management there decided to hold regular meetings with staff at all levels, on subjects right across the board.
Prior to that, things had been chaotic, to say the least.
Barry Smith, a production dogsbody, said:
"In the past, we were all in the dark. Nobody in Production knew what was going on in Transport; nobody in Sales knew what was going on in Marketing; Purchasing hadn't a clue what the deal was with Human Resources. The left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing!"
Carol Nelson works in Finance. She said:
"Yeah, it was really bad. It got so bad that, at one stage, my own left hand didn't know what my own right hand was doing!"
She giggled, nervously. "Or vice-versa" *
But the arrival and hands-on approach of Information & Communications Officer, Amber Dexter, coincided with a sharp improvement in understanding at the firm, and workers now know exactly where they fit into the organisation.
Ken Fisting, from Security, said:
"Everybody's now got a grip with both hands!"
* - the other way round