This used to be on the wall in a lab where I worked. I was nosing through my bookmarks earlier and re-found it. *glee* Peter's Laws The Creed of the Sociopathic Obsessive Compulsive If anything can go wrong, Fix it! (To hell with Murphy!) When given a choice -- Take both! Multiple projects lead to multiple successes. Start at the top and work your way up. Do it by the book...but be the author! When forced to compromise, ask for more. If you can't beat them, join them, and then beat them. If it's worth doing, it's got to be done right now. If you can't win, change the rules. If you can't change the rules, ignore them. When faced without a challenge, make one. "No" simply means begin again at the next highest level. Don't walk when you can run. Bureaucracy is a challenge to the be conquered with a righteous attitude, an intolerance for stupidity, and bulldozer when necessary. When in doubt: THINK! Patience is a virtue but persistence to the point of success is a blessing. The squeaky wheel gets replaced. The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.