Posted by ESC on November 19, 2010 at 13:12
In Reply to: Quotation - source? posted by Rebeca Trevino on November 13, 2010 at 15:21:
: This is the quote - does anyone know the origin?
: Our mission is to analyze the situation and, through foresight and advanced planning, avoid or circumvent problems before they arise. Should the unexpected occur, then our aim is to swiftly and efficiently arrive at a workable solution... however, when you are up to your ass in alligators, it is difficult to remember that your original objective was to drain the swamp.
I couldn't find it in any of my references. But I can testify to first seeing it in the United States in an office context. It's one of those phrases/statements that wind up posted on the breakroom bulletin board. Like "Your poor planning does not constitute my emergency." Or something like that