Apparently the two most dangerous things you can do are to help people and to tell the truth in the face of popularly held false beliefs. I have been gulity of both.
I had an amusing phone call this morning from a low toned individual. It’s interesting how low toned individuals try to bring you down but if you know the laws of life and universes you can take it as a compliment!
I share this for those friends (too many to tag) on my communication lines who are on the front lines battling lies and ignorance so you can take a win when someone tries to invalidate you.
The gentleman who called me this morning said, “We’re on a different wavelength.” and hung up.
He did not introduce himself. (Ill mannered)
He was not specific on his point of disagreement. (Suppressive)
He did not give me the opportunity to respond. (Low confront)
So he was rude in not introducing himself, a coward on not wanting to identify himself and not allowing time for a response and wanting to be destructive by virtue of being someone who is not specific and wants to put others in mystery (the bottom of hte scale).
So his only product was to make me feel validated for being on a different wavelength to and threrefore unlike him!
Have a great day, truth-tellers!
But click, there’s more!
The driver should have applied the principle painted on the sign on his truck to this journey!
I mowed the lawn today, and after doing so I sat down and had a cold beer.
The day was really quite beautiful, and the drink facilitated some deep thinking.
My wife walked by and asked me what I was doing, and I said, “Nothing.”
The reason I said “nothing” instead of saying “just thinking” is because she then would have asked, “About what?”
At that point I would have had to explain that men are deep thinkers about various topics, which would lead to other questions.
Finally I pondered an age old question: Is giving birth more painful than getting kicked in the nuts?
Women always maintain that giving birth is way more painful than a guy getting kicked in the nuts, but how could they know?
Well, after another beer, and some more heavy deductive thinking, I have come up with an answer to that question.
Getting kicked in the nuts is more painful than having a baby, and even though I obviously couldn’t really know, here is the reason for my conclusion:
A year or so after giving birth, a woman will often say, “It might be nice to have another child.”
But you never hear a guy say, “You know, I think I would like another kick in the nuts.”
I rest my case.
Time for another beer. Then maybe a nap.