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Old 09-29-2018, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by kaylasdad99 View Post
“cheeseless tunnel?”
"Who Moved My Cheese ?" by the author of "The One Minute Manager."

The idea is that if you set up a maze with several tunnels and cheese at the end of one of them, a rat will quickly learn where the cheese is and repeatedly go down that tunnel. If you move the cheese, the rat will go down that tunnel for a while but will eventually figure out that the cheese isn't there anymore and stop. That's the difference between rats and people. People will often go down the cheeseless tunnel over and over for the rest of their lives in spite of the futility of the quest.

Attempting to get through to HD and some of our other Dopers is a cheeseless tunnel.

Ninja'd. I felt sure you'd know that reference, 'cause you're a sharp cookie.

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