Ever heard of the Fainting Goats?  They’re a breed of goat with an odd quirk in their nervous system. When they have a fright, their muscles freeze. Consequently they topple over. Sideways! No don’t laugh, it’s not funny.

Actually I can rather easily see myself as a fainting goat. What about you? Isn’t there often the temptation, presented with something you really don’t want to deal with to just go “OH” and keel over gently?  My feeling is this wouldn’t be entirely impractical (although possibly mildly unsettling for anyone else in the room). But, just think, whilst lying there, prone, you could do a bit of deep breathing, calm yourself down, think through the issue and not get up again till you felt ready and able.

 Strikes me as a hugely useful addition to any business tool-kit! And, in case you think I’m making all this up and should be led gently to the funny farm, check it out –  the name for the breed is myotonic!