Woe is me, optimism has struck!
No not to me, to various people on my big project. They think that even if they don’t put in the hours of work, things will still happen.
We humans are so odd that way. Watch a weaver bird making a nest. They don’t stop because the first one was a success, they get started on the next, each as perfect as the previous one, either for his current mate, or for a prospective new one.
Oh no. I have caught that dreaded lurgy of the South African Motivational Speaker; comparing people to animals.
Next thing I’ll be telling the team to work like earthworms, consuming all the rubbish and leaving healthy compost and worm-poop.
I think I may be needing a holiday.