The secratery quote

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by millhouse41, Sep 6, 2008.

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  1. Mods, if you think this belongs elsewhere please move it.

    I am looking for for the exact wording of the quote about the committee secretary which goes along the lines of:

    "It is the secretary's job to write what the committee thought if the committee members had thought what they were going to say before the they said it." Or words to that effect!

    I have tried to google it, but malbec wine in sufficient quantities has made the research moot.

    Thank you in advance
  2. One version is at the front of the printed version of JSP 101.

    I am certain that someone, somewhere, will have it!

  3. Is it this one?

    Now that the Cabinet has gone to its dinner,
    The Secretary's there getting thinner and thinner,
    Racking his brains to record and report
    Just what he thinks they think they ought to have thought.

    There are a couple of variations - try scrolling a little way down this link (clicky).

    Best wishes

  4. Probably not what you want but your question reminded me of this:-

    You need to watch it all (nearly).
  5. No help at all from me, but I've always liked this one:-

    “I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”