In any country song, let’s say Coward of The Country, by Kenny Rogers, the following might happen: the father of the main character, Tommy, dies in jail when he’s ten years old. The neighbourhood sees Tommy as a bad seed they can expect nothing good from. Tommy’s uncle adopts him and tells him his father’s last words, in which he begged him not to become like him, to turn the other cheek whenever anyone teases him. A few years go by and Tommy meets the love of his life, Becky. With her, he can behave the way he really is and feels he doesn’t need to prove anything. Does happiness last long? Oh no. Becky is the victim of a multiple rape by the three Gatlin brothers. Tommy is enraged when he sees her broken and with her dress in tatters, and so he holds his father’s photograph to invoke him. He goes to the bar, closes the door and faces the Gatlins, whom he kills one by one. Then, he apologises to his dead father. Sometimes you just can’t turn the other cheek, father, sometimes you need to be a man (verbatim). And still, Tommy… is considered the coward in this town.
All that in four verses and a coda. Wow.
Today’s GIF could belong to the country genre and at the same time would be a sort of protest song. Work protest song to be precise. We see a chart entitled “how long does it take to complete a task,” with two vectors: time and people engaged in the said task. On the one hand, only the headline. On the other, a team of people. When one person is faced with a work problem, says the chart, he follows three steps: faces it, finds a solution and puts this solution to a test. End of story. The author of this GIF might be a bit optimistic, because he has forgotten the phases “procrastinate for a bit” and “waste time until the deadline comes,” and then “enter panic mode and finish it” as another very famous and viral chart on the creative process summarised quite well.
In any case, the alternative is a thousand times worse. There’s where things become really hillbilly. It all starts quite normally, when the team meets, and tasks are assigned, but then they argue about the assignment of the said tasks, start working individually in random crap that will end up being absolutely useless and then meet again. Ah no, Kevin isn’t here today. The meeting is postponed. So, spoiler: the person in charge of the task leaves his job, opens up a bar, is bankrupt, becomes a heroin junkie and the world comes to an end.