As is the custom at the closing of organizational gatherings, participants were asked of their impressions of the three-day activity. A fifty-something ex-nun from a programme area stood up and said:
I’m impressed that (xxx organization) is serious about it’s programs having now a Program Quality Officer. May I further suggest that to complete this impressive move a Program Quantity Officer be hired.
Silence befell the hall. Then, somebody yelled yehey! followed by another who shouted woohoo! before thunderous claps and jolly laughter threatened to swallow the room. The poor woman didn’t know what to make of this response.