The below came from “The Legal Pad” Volume 4, Issue 5, Article 13 (May 1, 2020) pp. 7-8 published by Cyrus P. Gladden, II from the gulag in Moose Lake, Minnesota.
The below story is commonly found on the Internet without attribution. This version was adapted to reflect the experience of a shadow prisoner at gulag:Moose Lake by Chris Krych.
“The Level of Communication”
by Chris Krych
“This is the story of four MSOP employees named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that, because it was
Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.
Consequently, it wound up that Nobody told Anybody, so Everybody blamed Somebody.”