Ken, I'm reminded of a greeting card I once signed for a coworker - although it certainly could have been directed at me, as well. If I could find the cartoon, I'd link to it.
There's a close-up view of a man's scalp, and one hair has a helmet on and is addressing the others: "Men, I want you to know that some of you are not going to make it through the next shower. Those that do, I'm ordering you to redeploy to the back."
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.