Had to answer a very long questionnaire at work on Thursday. It was an EFQM (European Foundation of Quality Management) questionnaire, designed to tell you what you're doing right and what you're doing wrong within your organisation. One question read something along the lines of:
How do you recognise the people in your organisation who contribute the most to the concept of continuous improvement?
By now, I was getting bored, so I answered:
They all wear purple badges.
Pleased with my funny answer, I repeated it to a colleague.
"What purple badges?" she demanded to know. "Why haven't I got one?"