Friday, November 16, 2007

Another Swim Meet

Sullivan South High had another swim meet last night. This time against Dobyns-Bennett High School. Yea! Yea! South won! That's two meets in a row. The first victory was over the Tennessee High Vikings. One of Jade's friends is on the DB swim team. Here's a picture I took of Jenevieve and Jade. They are lovely girls!

Ever Embarrassed Yourself?
Well... I think I know the answer to that. You probably have. I know I have many times. But the time I remember most ... well it was like this.

I was much younger, and it was in my working days at Eastman. I was at a conference In Chicago in some large hotel. At one of these meetings, I had taken a seat about 2/3 of the the way back. The speaker had an interesting topic, as I recall. (something related to quality improvement). But after a few minutes of listening, I thought the speaker was terrible! He would not stay on the topic and had irrelevant comments that made no sense to me. I was exasperated!

Finally in my frustration I turned to the lady that was sitting next to me, and exclaimed, "That guy is a real nut!"

The lady turned and looked straight at me, and replied, "That's my husband. He's really quite brilliant."

Oops! Talk about the "foot in mouth" disease. There was nothing I could do. I was RED for sure. So, I just picked up my papers and left a quickly as I could.

Yes, there was a lesson learned. Be patient, and don't be so quick to criticize. And if you do criticize, know who you are talking to. Ha!


Quote of the Day
What lies behind us and what lies before us
are small matters compared to what lies within us.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joke of the Day
A couple of young boys were fishing at their special pond off the beaten track. All of a sudden, the Game Warden jumped out of the bushes. Immediately, one of the boys threw his rod down and started running through the woods like a maniac. The Game Warden was hot on his heels. After about a half mile, the young man stopped and stooped over with his hands on his thighs to catch his breath, so the Game Warden finally caught up to him. "Let's see yer fishin' license, Boy!" the Warden gasped. With that, the boy pulled out his wallet and gave the Game Warden a valid fishing license. "Well, son," said the Game Warden, "you must be about as dumb as a box of rocks! You don't have to run from me if you have a valid license!" "Yes, sir," replied the young guy, "but my friend back there, well, he don't have one."

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