"The Plan" In the beginning there was the plan.
And then came the assumptions.
And the assumptions were without form.
And the plan was without substance.
And darkness was upon the face of the Probies.
And the Probies spoke among themselves, saying "This is a crock of shit, and it stinks!"And the Probies went unto their Firefighters and said, "It is a pail of dung, and we can’t live with the smell."And the Firefighters went unto their Lieutenants, saying "It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong, such that none may abide by it."And the Lieutenants went unto their Captains, saying "It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide by its strength."And the Captains spoke among themselves, saying to one another, "It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very strong."And the Captains went to their Deputy Chief, saying unto him, "It promotes growth, and is very powerful."And the Deputy Chief went to the Chief, saying unto him, "This new plan will actively promote the growth and vigor of the Department with very powerful effects."And the Chief looked upon the plan and saw that it was good, and the Plan became Policy.
…And that my friends, is how "shit happens".