Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
Steve Allen said:
This became a long-running joke in the morris dance community. A few
years back some English town councils decided to become ISO 9000
compliant. That required them to ascertain that all of their
sub-contractors were also compliant.
Actually, it does nothing of the sort.
On the other hand, the idea of ISO 9000 compliant Morris dancers is a
very funny one. Presumably, they'd have to standardise the size of their
pig's bladders. There's a Monty Python sketch just waiting to be written.
I'm guessing that their level of ISO 9000 compliance falls in inverse
proportion to the amount of beer they drink. As does their likelihood of
observing leap seconds correctly.
Dr David Harper
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, England
Tel: 01223 834244 Fax: 494919 http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Users/adh/