It's funny how things come back to you. I was driving down the road this arvo, humming a tune and looking at the autumn leaves, when suddenly I thought of something people used to say to me when I was a newish Scientologist: "What would Ron do?"
At the time it seemed to my misguided self to be a profound way to resolve life's little problems. Such as, jeeze, should I piss off or what? Like a good little brainwashed SO member, sleep deprived and under-fed, I used to get the old brain thinking of what Ron would do. My answers were inevitably stuff like write up the O/Ws (again), do the lower conditions (again), read more tech or admin, do more courses (again), accept that my seniors were my superiors in every way (again), etc etc.
Now safely in the wonderful world of wogdom, I burst out laughing at the idea of doing what Ron would do. What *would* Ron do? Well, here's a short list. Cheat. Lie. Abandon spouse and family. Harangue and harrass. Hide. Hide money. Deny. Take drugs. Think up and implement cruel punishments for the dogged faithful. Spend millions of dollars in the pursuit of self-interest. Set oneself up as a god.
I think I'm better off NOT doing what Ron would do.