Do you remember the story about “Whose Job Was It?” It will come back to you. It was about Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was a job to be done. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. And in the end, Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done. Everybody wouldn’t do it and Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got all upset about that. Or, something like that. (author unclear)
Well, hold onto your knickers. (Look it up.) There is more from “The Pastor’s Story File”. It’s about Someone Else. (I have taken the liberty to apply my own poetic license.)
It seems that there was recently a eulogy at the passing of an acquaintance of almost all of us…Someone Else. The reflection upon Someone Else’s legacy was rather long so I will hit the highlights.
For many years, Someone Else did more than their fair share of the normal person’s work. When Leadership was called for, Someone became the inspiration to be followed. When there was a meeting to attend or a problem needed tackling, Someone Else was the first name on peoples’ lips. And it became a routine and universal chorus for coworkers to say “Let Someone Else do it.”
Someone Else was really extraordinary; but the truth, in hindsight, is that one person can only do so much. With Someone Else’s passing the question becomes ”Who is going to do all the things we left to Someone Else?” Reality will set in soon. It’s already begun to be asked, “We can’t depend on Somebody Else anymore, so who?”
There is now a vacancy to be filled. Up for the job?
Are you carrying your part of the workload?