Chicken Gun

“In their eagerness to test, they forgot about “attention to detail!”

Scientists at NASA built a gun specifically to launch dead chickens at the windshields of airliners, military jets and the space shuttle, all traveling at maximum velocity. The idea is to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with birds to test the strength of the windshields.

British engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the windshields of their new high speed trains. Arrangements were made, and a gun was sent to the British engineers.

When the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken hurtled out of the barrel, crashed into the shatterproof shield, smashed it to smithereens, blasted through the control console, snapped the engineer’s backrest in two and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin, like an arrow shot from a bow. The horrified Britons sent NASA the disastrous results of the experiment, along with the designs of the windshield, and begged the US scientists for suggestions.

 

NASA responded with a on-line memo. . . “Thaw the chicken.”

 

How could they NOT thaw the chicken?

 

This little story reminds me that whatever we do we need to pay attention to the details, to work hard and be the very best we can be. God never wants his children to settle for mediocre.

Colossians 3:23 states:

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,

 

A young fella rushed into a service station and asked the manager if he had a pay phone. The manager nodded, “Sure, over there.” The Boy dialed, and waited for an answer. Finally, someone came on the line. “Uh, sir,” he said in a deep voice, “could you use an honest, hardworking young man to work for you?” The station manager couldn’t help overhearing the question. After a moment or two the boy said, “Oh, you already have an honest, hardworking young man? Well, okay. Thanks just the same. With a broad smile stretched across his face, he hung up the phone and started back to his car, humming and obviously elated.   “Hey, just a minute!” the station manager called after him. “I thought the guy said he already had somebody and didn’t need you?” The young man smiled. “Well, you see, I am the honest, hardworking young man. I was just checking up on my job!”

 

What if you were to call your boss, disguise your voice, and ask if he could use a good employee in the same position you currently occupy. What do you think his answer would be if he didn’t know you were listening

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