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Up to your ass in alligators

Posted by Gator Jim on April 21, 2004

I've seen many references that misquote the original significantly. I might be off a word or two but this is very close:

"The objective of all dedicated employees is to thoroughly analyze all situations, anticipate all problems prior to their occurrence, have answers for these problems, and move swiftly to solve these problems when called upon. However, when you are up to your ass in alligators, it is difficult to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp."