The Coxswain’s Rules of Engagement
Rule 1: The Coxswain is always right. Rule 2: In the impossible hypothesis that a subordinate might be right; see Rule 1, which immediately comes into effect. Rule 3: The Coxswain does not sleep; he rests. Rule 4: The Coxswain is never late; he is delayed elsewhere. Rule 5: The Coxswain never leaves his work; his presence is required elsewhere. Rule 6: The Coxswain never reads his newspaper in his office; he studies it. Rule 7: Whoever may enter the Coxswain's office with an idea of his own, must leave the office with the Coxswain's ideas. Rule 8: When all else fails, refer to RULE 1.